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Warhol exhibition bound for Belfast

Andy Warhol's Chairman Mao image will be displayed at the MAC in Belfast.

Some of Andy Warhol's most famous works are coming to Belfast next month, in the first ever major Warhol exhibition in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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The New York-based artist rose to prominence during the 1960s with his pop art images, some of which will be displayed in Belfast's MAC in February.

The exhibition will span three galleries and will play host to Warhol-themed events, including a Studio 54 disco night featuring an original resident DJ from the club.

Polaroid self-portraits highlighting Warhol's photographic work will be on show, as will 126 posters from various period of his career.

He has been hailed as one of the world's most famous artists, who worked in various media including film, silk screen and sculpture.

It will be the first time in 15 years that Warhol pieces will be displayed on the island of Ireland, following the Irish Museum of Modern Art retrospective in 1997.

The MAC has worked in partnership with the TATE's ARTIST ROOMS on Tour scheme to bring the work to Belfast.

Gillian Mitchell, Director of Programmes at the MAC said, "We are, of course, thrilled about the upcoming exhibition of one of the world's most renowned artist's, Andy Warhol offering audiences in Northern Ireland an opportunity to see this work for the first time ever."

The exhibition runs from 8 February to 28 April and is free to the public, although live events will be ticketed.