Crack Down Benefit Pelon
Crack Down Benefit Pelon
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Crack Down Benefit Pelon

  • Cloth $56 $56 $0 New
  • Cloth $56 $56 $0 New
  • Crack Down Benefit
Item Number:
  • FEL861101-A-PE
  • Nov 1, 1986
  • 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 teamed with David Maldonado to stage a Crack Benefit in New York, but scaled back plans several times since few shared his apprehension. Ultimately, two concerts were held; one in Madison Square Garden and the other, an all-Latin show at the Felt Forum the following night. This poster was designed by immensely popular pop-artist Keith Haring.