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954: Pink Floyd "The Wall" Jacket

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When that great symbol of the iron curtain, the Berlin Wall, was finally demolished in 1990, what better album could there be to perform at the ensuing celebration than Pink Floyd's The Wall? One of their most famous and enduring works, The Wall had used a wall as metaphor for both emotional seclusion and governmental oppression. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, the mind behind The Wall, put together an all-star list of contemporary artists to perform his opus in Berlin in 1990 during this pivotal moment in political history. Van Morrison, Cyndi Lauper, Sinead O'Connor, and Joni Mitchell were among the performers who tackled the material. Almost more social commentary than musical event, The Wall Live in Berlin was a truly one-of-a-kind occurrence. This black denim jacket, 100% cotton, was made by EMEA merchandising of New York City. A patch on above the left breast pocket features the hand-and-hammer symbol used by Pink Floyd for The Wall along with the words "The Wall Berlin 1990" sewn in red thread. Across the back is a large sewn-on brick wall pattern, taken from the original The Wall artwork, with "Berlin 1990" written in black on white in one of the bricks. "The Wall" is sewn in black across the bricks, in identical hand to that of the original album art. Jacket is size XL. Jacket is in excellent condition.

Estimate $1,000 – $2,500
Starting Bid $200
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