Velvet Underground – Autographed ‘Contributor Copy’ “New York Art” Book / With Extras/1 of 20

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, artifacts, concert posters, handwritten lyrics, clippings, interviews and contributions from band members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule to longtime fan and former Czech president Vaclev Havel. A for-sale Deluxe limited edition of 400 copies were made, which includes a windowed clamshell box with gold stamped cover art derived from a rare concert poster, a 7″, 45rpm record with extremely rare versions of the Velvets tracks “Real Good Time Together” and “If You Close The Door” from Moe Tucker’s personal collection (housed in a large cardboard sleeve with a rare VU live photograph, and a CD with the same two tracks.)

Author Johan Kugelberg assembled 20 very special “contributor copies” for people involved with the book’s publication; each autographed by Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule on the oversized 45 holder. These contain a note from Kugelberg, noting “This copy is one of 20 I’ve assembled in gratitude for all the kind assistance by swells like you. It contains a silk-screened picture sleeve for the 45, a C-print of the Velvets in Connecticut (measuring 8″ square,) and a silk-screened facsimile of the January 1966 Uptight invite.”  A very rare opportunity to obtain genuine Velvet Underground autographs on a limited edition version of this essential publication. In, brand new condition (the slipcase has the slightest bit of toning from age.)

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