NICO AT THE BROAD

Christa Päffgen grew up to the sounds of Allied planes dropping bombs on her native Cologne. She was given the name Nico by photographer Herbert Tobias when she was 16 years old and modeling in Berlin.
She worked with Fellini (La Dolce vita), sang the title song for the film Strip-tease (1963), performed at the Blue Angel in Manhattan, met Brian Jones and Dylan, and became the “chanteuse” (Andy Warhol’s term) for The Velvet Underground.
The spirit of Nico will echo throughout the Broad Museum this weekend at WARHOL ICON, the first of this year’s “Summer Happenings.” The event will include musical performances by Jenny HvalKembra PfahlerRose McDowallTiny Vipers and Geneva Jacuzzi, and performance artist Vaginal Davis will interact with a rare screening of La Cicatrice intérieure/The Inner Scar (directed by Philippe Garrel, and starring Nico and Pierre Clementi.)

WARHOL ICON, Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 pm.

THE BROAD, 221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

Nico, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

Nico, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *