Item #ANT852 Climax Presents: Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, China White. Raymond Pettibon.

Climax Presents: Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, China White

Lawndale, CA: SST Records, 1981. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Offset flyer. Good condition. Upper right corner is slightly clipped. Small tear in bottom right corner. Item #ANT852

Flyer produced for a show with Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, and China White on February 11th, 1981 at the Stardust Ballroom in Hollywood, CA. Pettibon produced another flyer for this show.

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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