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Artist Eugenio Merino‘s lifesized, hyperrealistic sculpture of Andy Warhol is at the center of a installation at New York City’s UNIX Gallery. Complete with a “functioning souvenir shop” and “self-guided tour map of Warhol’s essential haunts,” “Here Died Warhol” toys with the idea of celebrity and tourism as an industry, with the chance to take selfies with the eerily realistic sculpture of Warhol. The experience is curated by Los Interventores and “explores the curiosity and motivation of Adjectival Tourism.” A similar installation, “Here Died Picasso,” gathered more than 20,000 to the Alliance Française in Málaga last year.