Black Flag, Eddie and The Subtitles, The Minutemen
Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1980. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Item #ANT849
Flyer produced for a show with Black Flag, Eddie & The Subtitles, and The Minutemen on November 18th, 1980 at the Starwood in Hollywood, CA. This copy is on pink paper stock although other versions exist. Pettibon also produced two other flyers for this show. 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.