Item #ANT851 Black Flag at Dancing Waters. Raymond Pettibon.

Black Flag at Dancing Waters

Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1982. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Item #ANT851

Flyer advertising a Black Flag show on July 30th, 1982 at Dancing Waters in San Pedro, CA. This flyer only features Black Flag, who performed this show alongside Red Scare, the Descendents, and M.D.C.

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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