Lou Reed, ‘Untitled’, 1998, Doyle
Lou Reed, ‘Untitled’, 1998, Doyle

Part of Warhol’s Factory scene, Lou Reed first came to prominence as leader of The Velvet Underground. A decades-long career as solo artist, Bowie collaborator, rock star and internationally beloved icon (alongside wife Laurie Anderson) is a legacy that fills volumes.

Unknown by many fans of his music, Lou Reed had a passion for photography, and near the end of his life, created a body of distinctive digital photo landscapes. The untitled work featured was a gift to longtime friend, artist Ronnie Cutrone, who had been a part of Reed’s life since their days together in Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable. —Courtesy of Doyle

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Signature: Signed Lou Reed, dated 7/98 and inscribed To Ronnie: Happy B Day on the reverse

Image rights: Courtesy of Doyle

Gift of Lou Reed to Ronnie Cutrone, thence by descent to The Estate of Ronnie Cutrone