Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500

WES WILSON (1937-2020)

Pop-Op Andy Warhol And The Plastic Inevitable.
Offset lithograph concert poster. 508x355½ mm, 20x14 inches. 1966.

1st printing on white stock. BG-8. The Union logo #72 appears in the lower left corner.

"After the BG-1-OP-1 and the BG-2-OP-1, this is quite likely the most difficult early original BG poster to find in top condition. Whether the original print run was smaller or whether people just didn't save them, the reason for their scarcity is unclear. What we do know is that we almost never see one for sale, even in lower grade. Andy Warhol became the manager for the Velvet Underground in 1965 and he suggested they feature the singer, Nico, on several songs. While Warhol was their manager, the Velvets became part of Warhol's multimedia road show, The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, for which they provided the music. They played shows for some time in New York City and then traveled throughout the United States and Canada until the final show in May 1966" (Classicposters.com).

Art of Rock p. 117.