Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

£19.99
  • Jennifer Otter Bickerdike - You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico
1st July 2021 / Hardback Book / Faber & Faber
     

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

£19.99

A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces.

Released: 1st July 2021
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The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in
one's artistic vision, at any cost. Nico was an ever-evolving myth, an enigma that escaped definition.

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Born Christa Paffgen, Nico grew up in war-torn Berlin before being scouted by a fashion photographer in her early teens. At age twenty-seven, she became Andy Warhol's newest Superstar, securing the position of chanteuse for the Velvet Underground. Though she is primarily remembered for contributions to their seminal debut album - and her relationships with Brian Jones, Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison - her own artistry and influence have often been overlooked.

Nico spent most of her career as a solo artist on the road, enduring empty concert halls, abusive fans and the perilous reality of being a drug addict. Yet

beneath the superficial denigrations and one-dimensional myths was a complicated visionary determined to make art that was truly her own.

In You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone, defying the sexist casting of her life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her looks, youth and fame, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike cements Nico's legacy as one of the most vital artists of her time, inspiring a generation of luminaries including Bjork, Elliot Smith and Iggy Pop.

Containing over a hundred new interviews and rare archival material, this is an empowering reappraisal of an under-appreciated icon.

Format /Hardback Book
Released /1st July 2021
Catalogue / 9780571350018
Barcode / 9780571350018
Label /Faber & Faber
Genre / Books
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