About the Banana Andy Warhol
The Banana Andy Warhol design was originally produced to feature as the iconic Cover Artwork for The Velvet Underground & Nico’s debut album, released in March 1967.
The album cover for The Velvet Underground & Nico is recognizable for featuring a Warhol print of a banana. Early copies of the album invited the owner to “Peel slowly and see”; peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath. A special machine was needed to manufacture these covers (one of the causes of the album’s delayed release), but MGM paid for costs figuring that any ties to Warhol would boost sales of the album. Most reissued vinyl editions of the album do not feature the peel-off sticker; the original copies of the album with the peel-sticker feature are now rare collector’s items. A Japanese re-issue LP in the early 1980s was the only re-issue version to include the banana sticker for many years. On the 1996 CD reissue, the banana image is on the front cover while the image of the peeled banana is on the inside of the jewel case, beneath the CD itself. The album was re-pressed onto heavyweight vinyl in 2008 and this edition also features the banana sticker. The original British release was a single sleeve and did not have a banana on the front but featured the reverse of the American issue.
Limited Edition Tim Bessell Artist Series Surfboards
Tim’s Surfboards are released in limited editions, and will be made available only a few times each year.
Once the boards have sold out, there will be no further reproductions of that painting, ensuring the value of the surfboard is kept high, as they have now become highly desirable collectable items of art. This has been proven success after the huge success of the first series.
Once your order is placed a member of our team will be in contact to discuss options, postage and packaging to complete your order.
Please be aware: As each surfboard is handcrafted from scratch the lead time on each order is estimated to be 6 – 8 weeks.
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