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Who was the real Andy Warhol?

Throughout his own career, the celebrity artist tried to hide behind his work. Can the first Warhol exhibition in 20 years shed new light?

By Emma Crichton-Miller   April 2020

In March, Tate Modern opens its first major Andy Warhol exhibition in nearly 20 years. It follows the Whitney’s monumental show last year, the first US retrospective since the one at MoMA in 1989 organised after Warhol’s unexpected death two years earlier. Given the global ubiquity of Warhol’s image and works—whether in galleries and auction rooms, or on funky stationery and Calvin Klein swimwear—the long gap may seem hard to…

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