Black Flag, Flipper, Minutemen, Stains
Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1981. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Item #ANT850
Flyer produced for a show with Black Flag, Flipper, the Minutemen, and the Stains on April 25th, 1981 at 10th Street Hall in San Francisco, CA. Pettibon credits himself as “Pettibone” on the flyer. This copy is on a pale-yellow paper stock although other versions exist.
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.