On the 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. They start 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, Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers talks about how the art, the music, and how that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up, Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles.
Anyone interested in seeing how mobile technologies are uniting, engaging and inspiring a new wave of creative artworks around the world is encouraged to visit 472 Gallery in San Francisco to view an innovative exhibition that’s getting a lot of attention. Running through July 4, the gallery’s original #BWSANFRANCISCO exhibition features 40 hand-selected black-and-white street shots taken exclusively with mobile phone cameras. Thirty-three artists had their works selected from thousands of submissions, all of which were received via Instagram.
The exhibition was conceived by Misho Baranovic in Australia and Denis Krylov in America. Krylov is the principal of creative studio Transparent House and a 472 Gallery owner. “Mobile technology is the key to this exhibition, and we knew it make it very unique,” explained Krylov. “We essentially used mobile technology to crowdsource the content, facilitate submissions, and then to promote and connect the artists, the exhibition, the gallery and our sponsors.”