David Bowie Pelon
David Bowie Pelon
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David Bowie Pelon

  • Cloth $72 $72 $0 New
  • Cloth $72 $72 $0 New
  • Day On The Green #4
Item Number:
  • OCS830917-PE
  • Sep 17, 1983
  • 16" x 20"

Pelons are extremely rare "practice pieces" for the early t-shirt designs. Before production was initiated, the image or design was tested on cotton cloth or burlap to determine the color and line accuracy of the piece. Only a few of the "tests" were preserved once the design was deemed acceptable and the t-shirt went into production.

Bill Graham's Day on the Green concerts were the first prototypes of "festival" shows - multi performer sets in stadium settings. Staged on the lawn of the Oakland Coliseum, the Day on the Green concerts were a summer series started in 1973 that continued until shortly after Graham's death in 1991.