Raymond PETTIBON

Virgin Fears.

[#18415]
Lawndale, CA: SST, 1983. First Edition. 8vo. 21.6 x 14 cm. Original stapled pictorial wraps. Numbered 268 in red ink from an edition of 500 of which, supposedly, 400 were destroyed. Some mild toning to spine, else near fine.

EUR 600.00

By Raymond PETTIBON, Scarce artist's book from the artist most associated with the American - and especially Southern California - punk rock scene and (aside from Wavy Gravy/New Wavy Gravy) the only title in Pettibon's long-running series to be issued serially. Pettibon's indelible black-and-white images graced LPs and fliers for the likes of the Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedy's, Descendents, Germs, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Ramones, Sonic Youth, Subhumans,Throbbing Gristle, and (most famously) Black Flag - whose name the artist coined. Pettibon's brother Greg Ginn was guitarist for the band and founder of SST Records, under whose auspices most of Pettibon's early books were published and distributed. They unfortunately didn't sell well and - according to the artist - he destroyed most of the remaining copies, leaving only a hundred or so copies of each issue extant. Pettibon (who's also worked under the names Raymond Pettibone, St. Pettibone, Chuck Higby, Raymond Ginn, and Ray Dylan) remains one of the most provocative and vital artists working today, and one whose influence has grown far past his cult beginnings. [28]pp, plus dittoed promotion insert. [Ohrt 11]. [Aarons and Roth 394-403].