The Velvet Underground album cover by Andy Warhol

The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico – (1967)

If there’s one iconic album artwork that almost everyone will know is and Andy Warhol piece it’s this one. The 1967 self-titled album from Factory superstars, The Velvet Underground. The band were a plaything of sorts for Warhol who managed the group briefly. With Lou Reed and John Cale at his songwriting disposal, Warhol was entrusted with the album artwork.

Not only was the banana’s striking image a tongue in cheek one, it was also an interactive piece and featured a peelable skin to reveal a blushing pink fruit.

The featured album cover is by Andy Warhol. Please watch/listen to my this Andy Warhol program. You’ll see Morgan Rees introduce you to interesting facts about Andy Warhol along the way.



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