NEW YORK (AP) - Legendary rock band The Velvet Underground is suing the Andy Warhol Foundation over the banana design created by Warhol and used by group on its first album cover in 1967.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan says the foundation slipped up when it licensed the design for use on iPhone and iPad products.
The lawsuit says the group’s first record became known as “The Banana Album” because of the design and it has since become a symbol of The Velvet Underground.
A message for comment left with the foundation was not returned.
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