An entire art book has been devoted to tattoos of this logo, and graffiti spotters across the globe understand the unwritten meaning of the symbol: rebellion. (When I visited Yangon, Myanmar, in 2009, I saw the Black Flag bars spray-painted on a public wall.)
That logo is celebrated in a fascinating new documentary short about the art of Black Flag and its visionary artist-in-residence Pettibon. The first in a series called "The Art of Punk," the doc was produced by MOCAtv and author/filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols) and Bo Bushnell (the Western Empire).
The video series will continue with two other installments in June. The work of British anarcho-punks Crass will premiere on June 18, and a look at Dead Kennedys and their collaboration with Winston Smith will arrive on May 25.
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