Andy Warhol at The Haywood, Southbank Centre

‘We reckon this would fit in with your blog,’ said the ad agency pushing Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms. ‘Oh,’ thought I, hoping for a couple of free tickets and a train fair to London. ‘Yes it would.’

Sadly, the tickets and train fair haven’t arrived, but a few quid has been promised in return for my distributing this message.

Think you know him? Think again.

Until 18 January 2009 at The Hayward, Southbank Centre. No artist living in the second half of the 20th century has made a deeper impression on popular culture and consciousness than Andy Warhol (1928-87).

The Hayward presents a major exhibition that brings a fresh perspective to his work, showing works from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

Everyone from Lou Reed and Dennis Hopper feature in Warhol’s television shows, screen tests and rarely seen Factory video diaries. Together with extraordinary archive material from his time capsules and graphic design work in the shape of LP sleeves and wallpaper designs, this exhibition explores his creative process and the world he called his own.

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