Where Warhol got the banana (maybe)

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hkmartin
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Where Warhol got the banana (maybe)

Postby hkmartin » 15 Mar 2017 17:27

This showed up among the plethora of 50th anniversary articles. Pretty cool!

(jump to the image at the end of the article if you get impatient)

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/after_50_years_the_ultimate_warhol_velvet_underground_mystery_is_finally_al

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Re: Where Warhol got the banana (maybe)

Postby iaredatsun » 21 Mar 2017 21:08

It is the same banana. Nice find (the article)!

Can we assume the ashtray pre-dates the design? Whichever, I would guess Warhol would have used a repro from a newspaper.

What the article does not mention is that the original idea for the cover was to use a plastic surgery photograph – a nose-job.
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Re: Where Warhol got the banana (maybe)

Postby logic » 16 Aug 2017 11:24

I was reading a book ( http://www.50jaarvelvetunderground.nl/ ) in witch got mencioned that Andy did buy a box full with stickers, including banana stickers. Before the album got released.
The book i read is in dutch, but refered to "Ik Jan Cremer 3" in witch it got mentioned for the firsth time.
Don't know if it got translated into English.
Maybey, Andy used it.


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