New York Public Library’s Lou Reed Archive

Before NYC rock icon Lou Reed passed away in 2013, he did not give instructions on how to handle the large collection of recordings, photographs, notes and other artifacts from his prolific career. His wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to donate the collection to an institution that would display it for the public—and to “present raw material and let people make up their own minds.” Two …

Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Record Covers

From the iconic to the obscure, the artist's full collection in one weighty hardcover

Charting the influence and legacy of Andy Warhol, it’s clear there’s no area of pop culture he didn’t dabble in or leave an indelible mark on. Music was a major area of exploration for the late artist, acting as a producer and art director for The Velvet Underground’s first (and arguable most famous) record The Velvet Underground & Nico. But that wasn’t the first time …