Classic (Rock) Christie's

Vintage Tees are on the block today at Christie's Rock & Pop Memorabilia auction.

Vintage Rock T-Shirts
A collection of vintage rock t-shirts that were featured in Johan Kugelberg’s book What Comes Around Goes Around: Vintage Rock T-Shirts, is sure to garner attention from music and fashion aficionados.

These ephemeral icons of rock n’ roll and pop culture history are the crème de la crème of vintage t-shirts, and include some of collectors’ most coveted rock and punk bands. The popularity of vintage t-shirts continues to appeal to non-conformists and fashion followers alike, transcending generations. These relics survive from an era before mass merchandizing, when tshirts were made for roadies, such as the Led Zeppelin tour of 1973. Approximately 30 lots are offered, grouped and single, prices will start at $500.
  • David Bowie – a pair of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, circa early 1970s (estimate: $2,000-3,000)

  • The Rolling Stones – front reads, Who the F**k Are the Rolling Stones Anyway? On reverse, Who Cares, circa 1970 (estimate: $600-800)

  • Yardbirds – one of the earliest known rock t-shirts worn at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967 (estimate: $3,000-4000)