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Andy Warhol month kicks off today

Andy Warhol on Innova, Croydon

Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery is delivering a ground-breaking programme of FREE events throughout September, under the theme ‘Warhol Croydon’, as a tribute to the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the biggest names in 20th century art.

Often referred to as the ‘Pope of Pop’, Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His famous works include Turquoise Marilyn, Campbell’s Soup, Car Crash, Gun, Mao, John Wayne, Flowers, Death and Disaster and Self Portrait.

A giant Campbell’s Soup print has been erected on our latest development, Impact House, and can be viewed from Edridge Road and the Croydon Flyover.

Marking the 30th anniversary of his passing, Warhol Croydon will offer a programme of events and activities across the town centre, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the capital.

Among the highlights of Warhol Croydon will be:

– A unique street exhibition of giant artworks curated by RISEgallery and the artist Dotmasters, featuring tributes to Warhol by some of today’s leading artists, to be displayed on prominent town centre buildings, including our very own Impact House, and lit up at night.
– FREE guided tours of the cutting-edge exhibition twice daily throughout the month.
– A FREE exhibition of original Warhol artworks hosted in the RISEgallery, in St George’s Walk, the heart of Croydon’s cultural quarter.
– A series of FREE Andy Warhol film and documentary screenings, plus talks and lectures that will including international speakers from around the world.
– Late-night openings of the RISEgallery
– Family-friendly activities planned with support from the local community

For more information and to get involved, visit www.warholcroydon.co.uk.

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