Los Angeles: SST Records, 1983. Offset. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Very good, creased from folding, pinholes and tape to edges, bumps across sheet; holograph notation in pen. Item #5618
Black Flag flyer for show in San Francisco at 435 Broadway, illustrated with the headline "Without Love I Don’t feel anything," a penis with "LOVE" written on it, and a finger with a long nail, with an unknown substance dripping off.
Having emerged from the Southern California DIY culture and its punk-rock sensibility, Raymond Pettibon fuses together youthful edginess and political engagement. Drawing from disparate cultural sources—from Marcel Proust to the Bible—the artist’s cartoon-inspired ink drawings on unframed paper recall the look of fanzines and concert flyers, however with an often cryptic semblance of narrative. More recently, Pettibon’s works have been a sustained critique of the Iraq War and American foreign policy, such as No Title ("Why press him?") (2007), which depicts George W. Bush with bloodied hands and surrounded
by pointed, ironic commentary. Pettibon was a recipient of the Whitney’s Bucksbaum award in 2004.