Few rock groups can claim to have broken so much new territory and maintain such consistent brilliance on record, as The Velvet Underground during their brief lifespan. The Velvet Underground were an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. The mid to late 60s was an era of explosive growth and experimentation in rock but the Velvets’ innovations, which blended the energy of rock with the sonic adventurism of the avant-garde and introduced a new degree of social realism into rock lyrics, were too abrasive for the mainstream to handle. They were briefly managed by Andy Warhol and served as the house band at The Factory and Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable events from 1966 to 1967. The Velvets’ music was too important to languish in obscurity, their cult following only grew larger and larger in the years following their demise and continued to grow since. By the 1980s, they were acknowledged not just as one of the most important rock bands of the 60s but one of the best of all time. Their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico featured German singer and collaborator Nico and was called the “most prophetic rock album ever made” by Rolling Stone in 2003. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band No 19 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 by Patti Smith.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Velvet Underground. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Velvet Underground albums and most notable recordings.