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You are Beautiful and

You Are Alone

The Biography of Nico

The definitive biography of the woman

who dared to live by her own rules.

July 1st UK

August 30th US

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FOUR YEARS OF EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH

 

100 NEW INTERVIEWS

THE EXHAUSTIVE BIOGRAPHY OF NICO

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.

Born Christa Päffgen, 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.

"Nico, in her life and times, straddled the worlds 

of post-war European and American

decadence like an alternative Colossus; or 

perhaps an Albatross.

Here is a scholarly and 

detailed chronicle of this brilliant artist, who 

was spurned and tortured for her trouble."

- Iggy Pop 

on You Are Beautiful You are Alone

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