Item #ANT848 Virgin-Like Innocence. Raymond Pettibon.

Virgin-Like Innocence

Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1979. (11 x 8 ½ in.) Offset flyer. Good condition. Bottom right corner is worn. Item #ANT848

Flyer produced for a show with Black Flag, The Mau-Mau’s, Redd Kross (formally known as “Red Cross”), Urinals, and Spittin’ Teeth on November 1st, 1979 at the Hong Kong Café in Los Angeles, CA. The flyer is numbered as “Black Flag Flyer #18.” Pettibon is not credited 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.


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