Haunting portrait of Andy Warhol goes on display





A haunting portrait of Andy Warhol which reveals his scars left behind by an assassination attempt is to go on display.

As a master of hiding behind his celebrity persona, few people ever saw the real Andy Warhol.

But a haunting portrait of the pop artist is to go on display in Britain for the first time, revealing an image of a damaged and lonely man, isolated by his fame and fortune.

Andy Warhol, painted in 1970 by Alice Neel, an influential 20th-century American artist, shows Warhol with his eyes closed and stripped bare to the waist.

The scars across his chest from the assassination attempt carried out by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas two years earlier, are clearly visible....


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