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OZ TRIAL T-SHIRT. Jail Bait of the Month.

An Oz obscenity trial long-sleeved T-shirt (March 1971), designed by Richard Adams. Originally owned and worn by Caroline Coon. Pale orange cotton, featuring a screenprinted illustration of Robert Crumb's Honeybunch Kaminski on the front in pink and brown, with lettering to border.


Caroline Coon, co-founder of Release, part of the 'Free The Oz Three' campaign and later a defence witness at the trial, was given the T-shirt by Richard Neville. She remembers wearing it out and about and at the Release office (just down the road from Oz), and customising the seams (a practice she later put to good use during the punk era, in particular, her customised shirts for The Clash).


Two small holes to centre front and back neckline, one to lower edge front seam, and a few small holes to lower edge back seam; neckline and lower seams slightly frayed from customising; some faint discolouration, o/w Very Good. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Caroline Coon.

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