June 12, 2013

The Art of Punk - Black Flag x MOCA



On MOCA's first episode of "The Art of Punk" they dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. MOCA starts off in Los Angeles talking to two founding members, singer Keith Morris and bass player Chuck Dukowski, about what the scene was like in 1976 - setting the stage for the band's formation, as well as the bands name, and the creation of the iconic four bars symbol. Raymond Pettibon talks from his New York art studio. Back in LA they meet with Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about how the art, the music, and that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up, MOCA spoke at length, with Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles, about all of the above and more.