Lou Reed was at the opening of the exhibition of porn-star portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. This page six article tells more:
Lou Reed was once so poor that he posed for a photographer for $50.... Reed recalled, "The deal was that the shot could be used for any purpose whatsoever. But then the National Enquirer and the Weekly World News ran my photo as this guy who was a sex maniac who had just been caught after he murdered 14 children and tape-recorded all the killings. When I walked around after that I got some astonished stares. I didn't mind. In fact, I thought the whole thing was pretty funny. I just wished I'd gotten more than $50 out of it." Greenfield-Sanders will be signing copies of his book, "XXX" with porn stars Michael Lucas, Chad Hunt and Savanna Samson on Saturday at the Barnes & Noble at 21st Street and Sixth Avenue.
Reed was there because he wrote something for the book, which is the only reason I'll be buying it, I promise.