Velvet Underground – 1969 Concert Poster Exhibited at Andy Warhol Museum, From Sterling Morrison Collection
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 the past 19 years it has been on loan to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where it was exhibited as part of the 1986 exhibition All Tomorrow’s Parties: Remembering the Velvet Underground/ The Martha and Sterling Morrison Collection and after that, on a rotating basis.
We acquired the poster from Sterling’s widow, Martha, and it was shipped to us directly from the Warhol Museum (we will provide the buyer with copies of documentation from Warhol Museum noting this. The poster was mounted for exhibition and framing by the Warhol Museum, on archival acid-free matte board (this can easily be reversed by a paper conservator.) The back of the poster has Sterling Morrison’s archive stamp and his handwritten inventory number (not visible while mounted); and on the reverse of the mount are the Warhol Museum’s notations and Morrison Archive number.
The poster is in overall excellent condition, and displays beautifully. The colors are strong and bold, and other than a diagonal crease in the lower left corner, there are no significant issues. The poster measures 17”x 22 1/4” and the archival mount 22” x 28”.
A rare opportunity to obtain a highly desirable Velvet Underground/Andy Warhol poster with exceptional provenance—owned by a band member, and exhibited at the Warhol Museum. With Recordmecca’s lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
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