This exhibition, at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, highlights the influence of New York’s musical scene, underground cinema and choreographic vanguard in Andy Warhol’s (1928-1987) work, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Warhol’s meeting with the New York rock band the Velvet Underground, before he became their producer. ‘I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer’, said Warhol, even if the work of the high priest of pop art is often reduced to its pictorial dimension. ‘I don’t paint any more, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.’ Many of the artist’s declarations show how his work, deeply protean, went beyond painting as Warhol himself thought. All along the exhibition, music takes the visitor on a journey to rediscover Warhol’s work through 150-some photographs by Stephen Shore, electrified by

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