I love Songs For Drella – what an album. It’s one of my all-time favourites; you sit down with it and it’s like a movie, a book; you take it in. Lou Reed had suggested audiences do that with his New York album – and that works too, sure; but for me it’s always seemed a better description/direction for Drella.
So my favourite piece of artwork is this painting of Lou Reed and Andy Warhol. It’s from my friend Matthew Couper.
And I’m very lucky to have this. It’s pinned to a post in the kitchen – so I see it every day. It reminds me of the work I need to do. The work I must do. The work I want to do. It’s good to have that reminder. I know that Matt works that way too. He’s committed to doing the work.
I mentioned this piece in a blog-post about music-related artworks that hang on the walls of our home. And I wrote a piece for Matt’s catalogue inspired by this piece which I also published as a blog-post; called Epoch He Spoke.
Thanks Matt. Thanks Lou. Cheers Andy.