Lou Reed Gallery

Lou Reed sweaters

The Lou Reed collection consists of over 60 knitted sweaters featuring Lou Reed images and lyrics, as a tribute to the late great rock singer/poet/musician. They are divided into 3 groups: Sweaters based on Lou Reed albums, Sweaters based on Lou Reed songs (including 2 sub sets: Transformer song set and 3D song set), and Variations on a theme, in which multiple images are combined in various ways to achieve visual effect.

 

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Sweaters based on Lou Reed albums

Georgi in Berlin (845 x 614)

Sweaters based on Lou Reed songs

the original wrapper for 'lou reed - songs'

Transformer song set

This set of sweaters, featuring tributes to each of the songs on Lou Reed’s Transformer album, was first shown at an exhibition called I’ll be your mirror which was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lou Reed’s first tour of Australia.

Transformer group

3D song set 

This set of sweaters, featuring tributes to classic Lou Reed songs, was first shown at an exhibition called Deeply Superficial. When viewed through chroma depth glasses, the red lettering appears to float out in front of the garment.

 

Variations on a theme

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Lou Reed wearable art

The Lou Reed collection features a variety of wearable items printed with multiple knitted images of Lou Reed, from composite portraits consisting of thousands of tiny images, to individual images in which every stitch is visible.The items include aprons, headscarves, bamboo kimono coats, funk fabric tees, funk fabric tunic tops, and funk fabric swing coats.

Lou Reed artware

The Lou Reed collection features  a variety of items printed with multiple knitted images of Lou Reed, from composite portraits consisting of thousands of tiny images, to individual images in which every stitch is visible. The items include prints, quilted bedspreads, cushions covers, tea towels and table runners.