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Poster - David Bowie Serious Moonlight tour, 1983
  • David Bowie Serious Moonlight tour, 1983
    Haggerty, Mick, born 1948
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David Bowie Serious Moonlight tour, 1983

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haggerty, Mick, born 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    S.4618-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WW, shelf EXP

Poster advertising David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, 1983.

Bowie’s most commercially successful tour saw him perform 96 times in 15 countries, promoting his album Let’s Dance. Although this was Bowie’s longest and largest tour, the simple set design, few props and single costume change contrasted to some of his more extravagant outings, such as the Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs tours of previous years.

Physical description

Pictorial and typographic poster with the a stylised image of a man in a black evening suit, white shirt and bow tie against a blue background, dancing beneath a gold crescent moon. Printed with the words 'David Bowie' and 'Serious Moonlight / Tour '83'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1983 (made)

Artist/maker

Haggerty, Mick, born 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 59.5 cm, Width: 42.1 cm

Object history note

Associated Production: David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour '83. Performers: David Bowie. 1983. Performance category: rock and pop.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour, 1983

Labels and date

Bowie’s most commercially successful tour saw him perform 96 times in 15 countries, promoting his album Let’s Dance. Although this was Bowie’s longest and largest tour, the simple set design, few props and single costume change contrasted to some of his more extravagant outings, such as the Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs tours of previous years. [16/08/2016]

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing; Lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Gender and Sexuality; Music; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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