MoCA LA launches webseries “Art of Punk” with Black Flag

Nothing beats great content. LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art has nailed it with their YouTube series “The Art of Punk”. To be fair, MoCA LA already has a ridiculously well stocked YouTube channel feature interviews, documentaries and profiles on artists. However, it’s this latest series created by writer/author  of ‘Fucked Up + Photocopied’, Bryan Ray Turcotte, for MoCAtv that traces the roots of the punk movement through the work of the artists that made the logos and poster art that defined legendary punk bands like The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and Crass.

Launched on June 11, 2013, with a 22-minute episode focusing on the distinctive Indian ink drawn images and the 4 bar logo that made the art of Black Flag so covetable. We meet the artist Raymond Pettibon as well as hear the stories of his work from former band members, notable artists and celebrities who all have been heavily influenced by the art of punk rock – and even what Pettibon’s controversial artwork meant to those aspiring in the world of punk.

What’s awesome, is that beyond Turcotte’s book, few others have told the story of punk legends by focusing on the influential imagery that was integral to the influence of each band. Thanks to MoCAtv we get access to intimate interviews from Henry Rollins, Owen Thornton, Scott Campbell, Chuck Dukowski, Flea, Tim Biskup, Penny Rimbaud, Steve Olson and Gee Vaucher.

Upcoming episodes will be released on June 18 with the art of Crass and June 25 with the release of the Dead Kennedys. All episodes are available on MoCAtv’s YouTube channel:


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