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This is the first global exhibition dedicated to the Velvet Underground and its influence on modern music, art & popular culture.

The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol became one of the most iconic artistic collaborations of all time, merging counter-culture and the mainstream in one gigantic creative explosion and bringing the world of arts and communication into the modern era.

Music-related art exhibitions see growing success – the David Bowie exhibit saw 1.1 million visitors to date. Thus, this exhibition is preparing to expand beyond the 100,000 visitors mark.

The first show to ever receive the official support and exclusive contributions of the band’s surviving members as well as the official representatives of Velvet Underground Estate.

Exclusive Films

• Six films produced and directed especially for the exhibition
• Underground art films (Edward English, Alexander Keewatin Dewdney, Gerard Malanga, Marie Menken, Barbara Rubin, Andy Warhol, Danny Williams)
• TV archives


Portraits of the band’s members: Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, Nico, as well as those who together made the New York underground: Candy Darling, Allen Ginsberg, Piero Heliczer, Angus MacLise, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Barbara Rubin, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, Danny Williams, La Monte Young…

Hundreds of Images

Pictures taken by some of the photographers who witnessed the band’s meteoric career: Nat Finkelstein, Donald Greenhaus, Lisa Law, Fred W. McDarrah, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Adam Ritchie, Steve Schapiro, Stephen Shore… And some RARE ARCHIVES contributed by many lenders and collectors.

The Band Story

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