The Velvet Underground and Nico Andy Warhol Banana Poster

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The Velvet Underground and Nico Andy Warhol Banana Poster


Poster 59.5x84cm

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Released in March 1967 the album was recorded in 1966 while the band was featured on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour, which gained attention for its experimental performance sensibilities and controversial lyrical topics, including drug abuse, prostitution, sadomasochism and sexual deviancy. Aside from Velvet Underground, there were screenings of Warhol’s films, and dancing and performances by regulars of Warhol’s Factory, especially Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga. The banana itself is, of course, the handiwork of Andy Warhol, who crafted the image and slapped it on the cover of his pet band’s first record. Warhol served as the manager and patron saint of the now iconic art-rock band that surprisingly sold only 30,000 albums in its first five years – which can be called a failure, especially when you count an official Warhol’s support. What’s interesting, Warhol was the only formally credited producer, but he had very little direct influence or authority over the album beyond paying for the recording sessions. In fact, several other individuals who worked on the album are often mentioned as the album’s technical producer.

SOURCE: Daily Art

This poster is a quality paper image designed to be displayed on a wall. This item is slightly smaller than a maxi poster at 59.5×84cm. The item(s) will be dispatched in a suitable tube (rolled not folded). Any queries don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to being your next favourite online store. Thanks for stopping by.

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Weight0.27 kg

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