The Art of Punk Presents a New Documentary on The Dead Kennedys and Their Gritty Aesthetics

Last week, Col­in Mar­shall told you all about The Art of Punk, the new doc­u­men­tary series from the Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art in Los Ange­les. This week, the series con­tin­ues with a new video look­ing at The Dead Kennedys and the artist behind their strik­ing art­work, Win­ston Smith. A “punk art sur­re­al­ist” known for his “hand-carved” col­lages, Smith is per­haps best known for cre­at­ing The Dead Kennedys’ icon­ic logo and oth­er arrest­ing images (see a slideshow here). The new MOCA video cov­ers all of that, and then some, above.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Punk Meets High Fash­ion in Met­ro­pol­i­tan Muse­um of Art Exhi­bi­tion PUNK: Chaos to Cou­ture

Hen­ry Rollins Remem­bers the Life-Chang­ing Deci­sion That Brought Him From Häa­gen-Dazs to Black Flag

Mal­colm McLaren: The Quest for Authen­tic Cre­ativ­i­ty

The His­to­ry of Punk Rock

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