The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has unveiled “Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars”, the first large-scale exhibition from Reed’s archive. The exhibition will display the life and work of the icon whose profound influence—musically, visually, and culturally—still affects a range of artists and writers today.
The exhibition will present previously unseen and unheard work of a prolific and uncompromising artist and examine his life through his performances and theatre works; the articles, books, and poems that he authored; his own photography; and his personal tai chi studies.
It will also pay tribute to the many friends and collaborators whom he influenced and who, in turn, shaped his own music, including his wife, Laurie Anderson, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, John Cale, Garland Jeffreys and Metallica, among others.
For more information, visit nypl.org.