Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground and his solo career spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and went on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. Reed began a solo career in 1972 and released the hit “Walk on the Wild Side” the following year. Reed was known for his distinctive deadpan voice and poetic lyrics and for pioneering and coining the term ostrich guitar tuning. He was often cited as punk’s most important ancestor. It’s often overlooked that he was equally skilled at celebrating romantic joy and rock and roll itself, as he was at depicting harrowing urban realities. With the exception of Neil Young, no other star who rose to fame in the 60s continued to push himself so diligently into creating work that was, and remains, meaningful and contemporary. Rolling Stone magazine voted Reed’s 1989 New York album the 19th best of the 1980s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included two albums by Reed as a solo artist, Transformer and Berlin.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Lou Reed. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Lou Reed albums and most notable recordings.