TO VALLEN'S PUNK PORTRAITS
Giclée print 22 x
Giclée print is a perfect reproduction of the Acrylic
painting I created of Alice and Patricia of The Bags.
Printed in a Limited Edition of only 150 prints, each
one is hand signed and numbered by me. The image is
printed on high quality Arches white paper, with a
white border left around the artwork.
never forget seeing the Bags perform in 1977 at the
Masque (the first punk club in Los Angeles). Lead
singer Alice (far left), and bass player Patricia
(right), had an absolutely mesmerizing stage persona
and I immediately wanted to paint their likeness.
I painted this double portrait of them in 1979.
performance Alice was a kinetic ball of frenzied female
madness - she shook and twirled, spun and jerked,
leapt and kicked, as if some massive electric current
coursed through her body, all the while wailing out
her venomous lyrics.
The Bags were one of L.A.'s original punk bands. In
a fit of egalitarianism each band member adopted the
last name of "Bag" in order to hide their true identity,
and in early performances band members actually wore
bags over their heads. However
their anonymity didn't last for long because they
managed to forge themselves into one of L.A.'s most
celebrated punk legends.