Velvet Underground – Vintage Lisa Law Exploding Plastic Inevitable Photograph / Andy Warhol

A vintage Lisa Law photograph of the Velvet Underground, performing as part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, circa 1966/67.

In the foreground are the EPI’s dancers Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga, behind which are the Velvets.  From Wikipedia: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable Now, sometimes simply called Plastic Inevitable or EPI, was a series of multimedia events organized by Andy Warhol in 1966 and 1967, featuring musical performances by The Velvet Underground and Nico,  screenings of Warhol’s films, and dancing and performances by regulars of Warhol’s Factory, especially Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga.

This photograph comes to us from Johan Kugelberg, author of the acclaimed book Velvet Underground: New York Art.  He notes it originally was part of the Cambridge University Student Newspaper archive, and was printed no later than 1974.

Lisa Law’s photographs of 1960s musicians and notables are the subject of the books Flashing on the Sixties, Interviews With Icons, and Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970. 

8″ x 10″, in excellent condition, with one minor crease in a solid black area to the right of Sterling Morrison (right), which is barely noticeable.

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