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What's Andy Warhol doing in rural Colombia?

March 12--Thirteen silkscreens of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-tung are on display in a Colombian mountain town.

What's Andy Warhol doing in rural Colombia?

With run-down schools and museums few and far between, rural Colombia can be a cultural wasteland. Beer and eight ball is about as high-brow as it gets.

So what’s Andy Warhol doing out here?

Thirteen of the late artist's silkscreens are on display in Jerico, a community of 12,000 people located in the Andes Mountains three hours by car from Medellin.

It’s a long way from The Factory.

In Jerico, iconic images of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-tung hang on the walls of the town’s archeological museum next to a display of Christmas creches. The security guard doubles as the tour guide. Sunburned farmers in sombreros squint at Mao, the Chinese strongman depicted by Warhol in fluorescent orange and pink.
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