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David Bowie Face No 1 Limited Edition T-Shirt ||AFTIN ||EVAEX

David Bowie Face No 1 Limited Edition T-Shirt ||AFTIN ||EVAEX
 
 

David Bowie Face No 1 Limited Edition T-Shirt ||AFTIN ||EVAEX

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120469-P
      • Product Description:

        Signed Limited Edition of 100.

        Original edition created around 1976, re-issued in 2012.

        Exclusively available at the V&A on the occasion of the exhibition 'David Bowie is' (23 March - 28 July 2013) Courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery.

        Each t-shirt is presented with a certificate from the artist, and is boxed.

        Exclusive to the V&A for the period of the exhibition.

        Artists John Dove and Molly White have worked together for over forty years, their early work is highly influential and was purchased by important retailers in London, Paris and New York including Mr Freedom,  Granny Takes A Trip, Liberty, Mr Fish, Countdown,  Paradise Garage, Galeries Lafayette, Ians, Bloomingdales and Liberty.  In 1976, they set up a shop near Bond Street called KITSCH-22 selling hand screen printed T-shirts.  An early t-shirt featured the David Bowie Face, photographed from the inside cover of Aladdin Sane, with an Olympus Trip half-frame camera in black and white.  A film positive was produced and then the colours were handpainted on Kodatrace (a special tracing paper made from frosted acetate film and used as part of the exposure process when putting imagery onto silk-screens). This approach to image making was incredibly new and it has been said that John and Molly’s work in screen-printed T-shirts paved the way for the printed T-shirt revolution.

        100% Cotton. Cool wash.

        Printed in the UK.

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