The Andy Warhol exhibition at the National Gallery, Scotland, marks both the 20th anniversary of the artists death and the biggest ever sponsorship of modern art in Scotland, by Bank of Scotland. The Bank will invest £400,000 in Andy Warhol: A Celebration of Life& and Death and the Joseph Beuys retrospective that will follow it.
The Warhol exhibition is the most comprehensive show dedicated to the work of the artist ever staged in Scotland covering a wide range of media. Many of the works are on loan from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg and other museums and private collections in Britain and Europe. Warhols iconic Campbells Soup Cans decorate the pillars of the National Gallery as part of the exhibition, which forms part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Running concurrently with the exhibition, the artists films are being shown at the Edinburgh College of Art and an exhibition of Warhol publicity posters is being staged at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow.