The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964, and is considered to be one of the most influential bands in rock history. Andy Warhol managed the band while it was the house band at his studio, The Factory. The best known members are Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule. Their first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in March 1967. Other albums include White Light/White Heat, The Velvet Underground, Loaded, and Squeeze. Some of the most well known Velvet Underground songs include "Sunday Morning", "Venus in Furs", "Femme Fatale", "Sister Ray", "Sweet Jane", and "Pale Blue Eyes". The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 by Patti Smith.
Rizzoli New York published The Velvet Underground: New York Art in October 2009. It features a collection of rare artworks, objects, photographs, designs, and interviews documenting the band's genesis and development. Band members Lou Reed and Maureen Tucker contributed to the book.
The Velvet Underground: New York Art is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: New York