Lou Reed Archive Opens at brand new York Public Library

After two years of cataloging in addition to also preparing, the Lou Reed Archive at the brand new York Public Library’s performing arts branch at Lincoln Center opens to the public on Friday. in addition to also to celebrate, the library will be issuing 6,000 limited-edition library cards featuring an image of Reed taken by Mick Rock in 1972.

The library acquired the archive — a large collection of notes, photographs, in addition to also more than 0 hours of recordings — after the rocker’s wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to share the item with an institution of which could preserve in addition to also showcase the item.

Before Reed died in 2013, he had never discussed what to do with his belongings, Anderson said in a phone interview.

A part of her wanted to hold onto them, nevertheless another part of her thought those traces of Reed should be accessible to young musicians in addition to also anyone interested inside the history of the man behind the sunglasses. Plus, there were so many books in addition to also profiles out there of which had tried to define the musician.