EXHIBITION – Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics, Scottish Parliament, until 3rd November 2013

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics

5th October – 3rd November 2013 at the Scottish Parliament

In a first for any Parliament, the Scottish Parliament is hosting a free exhibition of more than forty Andy Warhol works of art exploring the themes of power and politics.

Including Andy Warhol’s ‘Flash – November 22, 1963’ screen prints about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and his portrait of Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the exhibition has been carefully selected for display at the Parliament and many of the works are being shown in Scotland for the first time.

Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • ‘Flash – November 22, 1963’ screen-prints about the assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Portraits of Vladimir Lenin and Jimmy Carter
  • Hammer and Sickle paintings
  • A graphite portrait of Mao Tse-tung
  • A devilish Richard Nixon on the Vote McGovern campaign poster
  • Queen Elizabeth II from the Reigning Queens series

Warhol at the Scottish Parliament

The exhibition will be held at Holyrood from Saturday 5 October – Sunday 3 November, to coincide with the ‘Andrew Carnegie International Legacy: Shaping the Future’ activities taking place at the Scottish Parliament.

‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops

As part of the wider exhibition, workshops ‘Pop Art Prints’ will be run to provide an insight into Warhol’s technique.  You can learn how his iconic images were produced.

The workshops are provided by members of the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop and supported by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust. Please use the contact details above to book your place.

The workshops will last approximately 30 minutes each are being offered on: 19, 20, 26, and 27th October and 2nd and 3rd November. The workshops are open to all ages.   Booking is recommended.   Please telephone 0131 348 5454.

Tickets and information

Tickets for Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics are free but you must book a timed slot in advance of visiting the exhibition. You gain entry at your specific start time, but you can take as long as you wish to view the exhibition.

Bookings can be made online (or via telephone on 0131 348 5454) ahead of visiting. The telephone number references the famous New York nightclub, Studio 54, which Warhol frequented regularly during the 70s and 80s.

The exhibition will be open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, (until 8pm Thursdays).

Further information is available on the Scottish Parliament website.

1985 Sea Turtle as part of the Endangered Species Series

Warhol's dollar signs have appeared over the Scottish Parliament's floor

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