Warhol scene arrives in town

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The Independent Online
"FASHION wasn't what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going," said the late Andy Warhol, writes David Lister. Yesterday an exhibition on The Warhol Look opened at the Barbican Centre in London. Running until August as part of a year long celebration of American culture, the exhibition, drawn from The Andy Warhol Museum's vast collection, encompasses paintings, clothing, photographs and reconstructed window displays to give an insight into Warhol's life and work, and the New York social scene from the 1950s to 1980s.

On Saturday 4 July the Barbican will re-create Warhol's famous Factory, where his paintings and other works were worked on by the artist and his staff. The re-creation will include a screen-printing workshop complete with drag artists.