Street Hassle

Lou Reed (subject)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1977. Two vintage jumbo oversize photographs of Lou Reed, used for both the front and rear covers of the 1978 album. Both photographs bear registration labels and note the number 21405 on a small piece of tape on the margins.

Surprisingly, we have been unable to identify the photographer, as the album contains no photography credits and subsequent publications of the images either contain no photography credit or credit the Michael Ochs Photographic Archives, acquired by Getty Images in 2007.

Reed's eighth solo album, considered by many to be Reed's finest solo work. The title track, an eleven-minute, three-part suite, is inarguably the quintessential track of 1970s New York street life, and one of the most moving and audacious songs of Reed's career.

Images measure 22.75 x 18.75 inches, printed on photographic paper measuring 24 x 20 inches. The second photograph (the album's rear image with a cigarette) is mounted to a 27 x 21.5 inch board. Both photographs archivally matted. Near Fine overall.

[Book #158163]