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Lot #8081
Prince (4) Lovesexy Tour Outfit Screen Print Transfer Frames

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Estimate: $2000+
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Rare grouping of four screen print transfer frames from the PRN wardrobe department that were used to create the array of iconic outfits for Prince’s 1988-1989 Lovesexy Tour. The frames, which range in size from 28″ x 27″ to 36.5″ x 26″, feature four different outfit pattern designs made famous by Prince and his band members during their globe-trotting 77-show world tour. These designs feature text and lyrics related to the album songs ‘Dance On,’ ‘When 2 R in Love,’ and ‘Lovesexy,’ with the latter also featuring words and designs related to the song ‘U Got the Look,’ which was from Prince’s previous release, Sign o' the Times. The largest of the designs is comprised entirely of polka dots, a recurring pattern found in each screen print design. Other noteworthy symbols include peace signs, a “Love God” stop sign, a ‘heart and cross’ symbol, and instances of Prince’s name and the album title. Included with the frames are two garment acetate sheets, 5 x 6 and 6.75 x 6, which feature designs of a woman’s face and Prince’s ‘Yes’ heart symbol.

Although Prince’s various ‘love’ and ‘heart’ symbols have become iconic in the realm of pop culture, his affinity for polka dots was also well-established across his lengthy career as a fashion-forward hero. In order to control the quality of the ‘Prince polka dot’ offered with this lot, the PRN wardrobe ultimately created and produced their own pattern by sourcing plain fabric and applying the ‘Prince polka dot’ design to these kinds of frames.

The Prince Estate is not affiliated, associated, or connected with RR Auction or this auction, nor has it endorsed, authenticated or sponsored the items available for auction. Further, The Prince Estate has not licensed any of its intellectual property to RR Auction.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Fashion of Prince Auction
  • Dates: #662 - Ended November 16, 2023