Nate McClain (American, 1973 - 1997)
Van Halen, 1986
Color Pencil and Marker
4 x 3 inches
Courtesy of Kris
Van Halen is a cassette mix tape cover of Van Halen songs featuring the Frankenstrat and a handwritten playlist. Nate created mix tapes for friends and Van Halen & Sammy Hagar were favorites at the time. Nate saw Van Halen with Sammy on their 1986 tour in St. Louis, MO and created a banner for the concert. During the song “5150”, Nate threw the banner on stage and Sammy showed it to the crowd to thunderous applause! Sadly no photo of the banner exists. Nate was 12 years old when he created this artwork while attending Coolidge Middle School in Granite City, Illinois.
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