Andy Warhol, ‘The RARE "Velvet Underground & Nico", 1967, Original UNPEELED Torso/Black Banner Sticker, USA Mono Copy, MUSEUM QUALITY’, 1967, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘The RARE "Velvet Underground & Nico", 1967, Original UNPEELED Torso/Black Banner Sticker, USA Mono Copy, MUSEUM QUALITY’, 1967, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Andy Warhol, ‘The RARE "Velvet Underground & Nico", 1967, Original UNPEELED Torso/Black Banner Sticker, USA Mono Copy, MUSEUM QUALITY’, 1967, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967, Original UNPEELED with RARE Torso/Black Banner Sticker, USA MONO copy.
Released on Verve Records V-5008 in 1967. The banana has been peeled off the front cover. The back cover has the Torso but the Torso has been obscured by the black VU sticker pasted over it because of a lawsuit by Mr. Emerson about the use of his photo. The stickered copies are particularly rare. Please see the details below about the cover, vinyl, labels and everything else you might want to know.

Condition (cover): MUSEUM QUALITY
STRONG Excellent (EX) better gatefold cover. TOP Keeper copy would be impossible to upgrade. The banana has been peeled, but the front cover is otherwise bright white; I've never seen another so clean. The back cover has some minor age spotting, and there is a promo or deletion drill hole in the front left lower cover. The spine and seams are tight and show no wear. The gatefold cover creaks if you try and open it too far (see pics).

Condition (vinyl):
STRONG VG. Plays VG+ or better, with many EX moments,
small scuffs and paper marks, but nice enough MONO copy. LP cleaned on KL Audio Ultrasonic Record Cleaning Machine with a new rice paper sleeve equivalent.

Condition (labels):
Near Mint (NM) labels. Please see photos of all labels (see pics).

Condition (inserts):
Original Verve factory records paper inner sleeve listing other artists etc. (see pics).

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Verve

Private Collection, NY

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York