Monday, March 2, 2009

Punk art to high art and back.........


Brooksy posted a piece about S.F. artist David Fullarton and at a quick glimpse i was reminded of Raymond Pettibon, a complement to David and his excellent work. Closer look though and the similarity ends with a combination of line drawing and text, Pettibon moves in a darker place to David's cool journal entries.




Raymond Pettibon is Gregg Ginn's brother and he came up with both the name Black Flag and the now legendary logo. Coming from the punk background he has since become a highly respected artist exhibiting worldwide. His work retains the early Black Flag cover style but it is held in some of the most influential collections of high art around the world. Next time you put on that Nervous Breakdown single, catch a glimpse of that Black Flag logo tattooed on your wrist or wash that faded t-shirt remember there are people paying thousands for those very images in pristine whitewashed galleries.......




Thurston Moore starts off talking about Raymond Pettibon and Sonic Youth's relationship with him over the years.

And back again to punk rock.........

1 comment:

Love Kpop said...

I often get emotionally involved. Like when I read your post, I can cry, laugh, sad, funny, depending on your written words. I think you are a sensitive person.
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