Original photograph of The Velvet Underground and Nico

[The Velvet Underground] Name, Bill

N.p. N.p., 2014. Photograph of the Velvet Underground and Nico, shot by Billy Name circa 1967 and struck by him in 2014. SIGNED by Billy Name in silver ink on the recto, and with his stamp on the verso.

Name, who had gotten his start in theatre, met Andy Warhol in the early 1960s, and appeared in Warhol's 1963 films "Haircut No. 1-3." Name was also responsible for covering the Factory in silver foil, and began living there, documenting the day to day and artistic lives of Warhol, his collaborators, and superstars.

"The Silver Age," an exhibition of Name's Factory photographs was held at the Milk Gallery in New York from November 12 to December 7, 2014, and at Serena Morton II in London from September 30 to October 23, 2015. A book was published by Reel Art Press in conjunction with the exhibition in 2014. The photograph on offer here appears in the book, but is not among the prints currently on offer by either gallery, with prints from the exhibitions being issued in editions of various sizes between 1 and 80.

15 x 15 inches, printed on card stock. Tiny diagonal crease to the upper left corner, else Fine. In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass.

[Book #143011]