Sure, the streets have been considerably cleaned up, going to CBGB’s today means getting a nice shirt instead of taking your life into your own hands, and the Chelsea Hotel is now a museum, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate the past sleaze and style of New York’s past. And what band better encapsulates the convergence of sleaze and style than The Velvet Underground? The Velvet Underground Experience runs October 10 to December 30, at 718 Broadway in Manhattan. The multimedia experience encompases the illustrious careers of the legendary band/burnouts.
The exhibit features six films on the band produced by Edward English, Alexander Keewatin Dewdney, Gerard Malanga, Marie Menken, Barbara Rubin, Andy Warhol, and Danny Williams. Additionally there will be a plethora of portraits of the band members and other 1960s/70s NYC pop culture luminaries. The exhibition tracks the history of the band, the foundation of their sound, and the impact they had on music for decades to come.
To learn more, go to: http://velvetunderground-experience.com/
The Velvet Underground Experience
October 10 - December 30, 2018
New York, NY 10003