In 1966, While doing a story on Andy Warhol for Life Magazine, Steve Schapiro photographed Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, in a dilapidated Hollywood Hills castle where they were staying waiting to get paid for the Exploding Plastic Inevitable gig they had just played. Steve also photographed the Velvet at Scepter Studios in New York where they recorded with Nico for their first album.
Photographs are exhibited at Ono Arte Contemporanea in Bologna titled Lou Reed, Nico and the Velvet Underground. The show runs until February 28, 2014.
Lou Reed, Nico and the Velvet Underground
Photographs by Steve Schapiro
Until February 28th, 2014
Ono Arte Contemporanea
Via Santa Margherita, 10