45 years ago, Transformer launched Lou Reed from the underground way up to Mars, with a little help from Starman Bowie. Mick Rock was there to capture Reed's flight on film, beginning with the iconic album cover and continuing through the wild side of the Seventies.
In 2013, Lou Reed, rock icon, artist and poet, collaborated with legendary photographer Mick Rock in one of the most visually exciting books Genesis has ever produced.
Celebrate 45 years of Transformer with Mick Rock in New York
We are delighted to announce Genesis and the New York Public Library are hosting an author talk with Mick Rock to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the release of Transformer by Lou Reed. Interviewing Mick Rock onstage will be Rolling Stone writer and editor David Fricke with whom Mick Rock will discuss his friendship with Lou, his iconic photographs and the Genesis limited edition book, Transformer, that they created together.
Exclusive VIP subscriber offer
Genesis subscribers who buy a copy of the limited edition book Transformer or one of the six Transformer Series prints will secure a complimentary VIP ticket. This will allow subscribers to receive a special book plate signed by Mick Rock and have a picture taken with him before enjoying the talk from a priority seat.
The VIP package includes:
• Your choice of limited edition book or print shipped to your home
• Complimentary attendance at the Transformer 45th Anniversary Author Talk at the New York Public Library
• A meet & greet with Mick Rock
• Priority seating
• A photo with Mick Rock taken by a professional photographer and a commemorative signed book plate
VIP tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
To secure your ticket, please scroll down and select the book plus event ticket option at checkout.
Subscribers who have already ordered Transformer or a Transformer Series print and would like to attend the event, please contact James@genesis-publications.com or call +44 (0)1483 540 970 to secure your
Thursday 9th November 2017
6.00 - 6:45pm VIP subscriber meet & greet with Mick Rock and David Fricke in the Periodicals Room on the 1st Floor
6.45pm Doors open to the general public
7.00 - 8.15pm Interview with David Fricke in the Celeste Auditorium
The New York Public Library
Steven A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Images from throughout the Seventies chronicle Lou's transformations from the unique perspective of a close friend. Transformer presents Lou's choice of photographs, from the famous to the never-before-seen.
In Transformer, Lou Reed tells the truth behind the sartorial gestures, innovative stage set-ups, subversive acts and legendary albums that made him one of the most intriguing artists in modern music.
Published in a limited edition of 2,000 books, each copy of Transformer is signed by Mick Rock and authenticated with a Lou Reed Estate Stamp. Additionally, a limited edition 7" vinyl picture disc featuring the tracks 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Coney Island Baby' is included.
Lou Reed and Mick Rock share the memories evoked by these photographs in an original and unreserved dialogue that uncovers Lou's captivating career.
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Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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