Black Flag at Peppermint Lounge
Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1981. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Item #ANT847
Flyer produced for Black Flag’s first ever East Coast show, on March 14th, 1981 at the Peppermint Lounge in New York, NY. Black Flag performed along with Mission Of Burma [not listed on the flyer]. Pettibon credits himself as “St. Pettibone” on the flyer.
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.
American, b. 1957, Tucson, Arizona, based in Hermosa Beach, California.