back to haunt you."
Mark Vallen 1980
Signed Giclée Print
10" x 14" inches - $200
is the cover art Vallen did for the very last issue of SLASH
magazine in 1980. Founded in 1977 the magazine was the very
first Westcoast U.S. publication to promulgate the
what Vallen said about his artwork:
drawing was a visual proclamation that the spirits of the
indigenious warriors of the North American continent had
come back to possess the youthful punk rebels of the U.S.
The mohawked and leather clad fellow in the drawing represented
those spirits. The buttons on his leather jacket read, 'Dead
Kennedys, 'I Am An Enemy of the State,' and 'We Are All
magazine introduced an unsuspecting public to the likes
of the Sex Pistols, Clash, Siouxsie
and the Banshees and other bands hitherto unknown in
the United States. L.A.'s own backyard was amply covered
with reports on X, Germs, Fear, Black
Flag, and many others. The
last issue of SLASH featured articles on Crass
and Adam and the Ants. My SLASH cover drawing
was not only a political statement - it also served as a
rebel fashion exclusive!"