A superb mini-poster advertising the Velvet Underground’s November 21, 1969 show at Springer’s Hall in Portland, Or, along with an unused ticket for the show. The mini-poster measures 8 1/2″ x 11″ and might ordinarily be referred to as a handbill, but it’s printed on gold foil-coated card stock, and looks and feels more like […]
Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground’s personal copy of the band’s second single, “Sunday Morning/Femme Fatale” on Verve Records. This extremely rare stock copy is in beautiful NM-/EX+ condition. We obtained it directly from Sterling’s widow, Martha Morrison, and it comes with her signed letter of authenticity. A very rare opportunity to own a Velvet Underground […]
A beautiful original concert poster used to advertise Lou Reed’s 1979 tour of Germany. The poster lists seven tour dates during March and April, in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Offenbach and Munich. 23 1/4″ x 33″, in near mint condition.
An ultra rare concert poster advertising two shows featuring the almost unbelievable lineup of the Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, and The Fugs, on February 7, 1969 at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Imagine seeing these three legendary bands, each at the peak of their powers, all at one concert. The poster, with great […]
Here’s something we wouldn’t have believed existed previously–a 1988 American Express credit card application counter-top display, using Lou Reed to sell the American Express card! This must have been directed at the rebellious youth market, and we’re imagining it was a short-lived and unsuccessful campaign. The display measures 6″ x 12″ and has a pocket […]
An original Velvet Underground set list in guitarist Sterling Morrison’s hand, from a show at the Quiet Knight in Chicago, sometime between January 14-25, 1970. This was written on the back of a memo pad from Norris & Kenly, a defunct Chicago area brokerage firm. Only a handful of Velvet Underground set lists have survived, […]
An original Wine Menu from the legendary NYC club Max’s Kansas City, famously a home away from home for Andy Warhol and his crowd, the place where David Bowie met Iggy Pop, where Debbie Harry of Blondie worked as a waitress, and where many legendary bands played including the Velvet Underground, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Bob […]
A 1963 first edition paperback of The Velvet Underground by Michael Leigh, the book on sexual deviance that gave the Velvet Underground their name. This is the earliest printing, dated 1963. Reportedly Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison’s friend, Tony Conrad (a legendary avant-garde musician) found a copy of this book lying in a New York […]
An original Max’s Kansas City “charge record” signed by the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (who also wrote his name and address at top.) Sterling and the Velvets were frequent customers at Max’s, where the band played their last series of concerts with Lou Reed in September 1970 (their “Live At Max’s Kansas City” […]
A beautiful limited-edition, signed and numbered serigraph (fine-art silkscreen print) by Billy Name, the photographer for Andy Warhol’s Factory. This print, titled Regency Cinema Chelsea Girls Marquee, 1966, measures 19″ x 14″, and is hand numbered in pencil 5/40 and signed by Billy Name. This hand pulled screen print was a collaboration between the Factory […]
A very rare handbill for the Velvet Underground, Phil Ochs, Blood Sweat and Tears, Doc Watson and others at Cleveland’s La Cave club, from April 1968. This mentions the Velvet Underground’s “new album” White Light/White Heat. 4 1/4” x 11” in near mint condition, this is an extremely rare Velvet’s Handbill.
An extremely rare poster for Andy Warhol’s 1966 exhibition at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art—according to the ICA website “only the second museum exhibition dedicated to Warhol, with nearly 40 iconic works—soon to become touchstones of 20th-century art history—as well as staging a performance of the landmark intermedia work Exploding Plastic Inevitable by Warhol and […]
One of only 20 Velvet Underground and author signed “contributor copies” of Johan Kugelberg’s highly acclaimed book “The Velvet Underground: New York Art,” with a number of very exclusive extras. These 20 copies were made for contributors to the book, and were never sold. This superb chronicle of the Velvets is filled with never-before-seen photographs, […]
An extremely rare concert poster advertising the August, 1969 Hilltop Pop Festival in Mason, New Hampshire—as noted below the ticket details, a benefit for the Mason Volunteer Fire Department! This show featured the Velvet Underground (there’s a fantastic bootleg of this performance) alongside the great Van Morrison, and a number of other groups/artist of lesser […]
Here’s a very rare original concert poster advertising shows by the Velvet Underground and the Holy Modal Rounders, at The Boston Tea Party in January 1969. The poster, measuring a large 17”x 22 1/4”, features artwork by David Lang. This exceptional poster comes from the archive of the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison. For […]
A very rare original concert poster advertising shows by the Velvet Underground, The Hallucinations (Peter Wolf, pre-J.Geils Band) and Bo Grumpus, at The Boston Tea Party in May 1968. The poster, featuring a large profile photo of Lou Reed, measures a large 17”x 22 1/4” (artwork by David Lang.) This exceptional poster comes from the […]