Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If you know who Shawn Kerri is , then you might recognize her style




She was living in PB at the time I had this done . She was the one who basically created the skanking man for the Circle Jerks . In the 70's she was one of the main artists for the magazine " Cartoons" as well as a bunch of other mags that featured muscle cars and customs .

I don't know the details of her life at the time but she was pretty big in the punk scene as well drawing flyers and cartoon art for bands and the like .

I met her one day while she was wandering around the beach and recognized her from some tattoos she had . We started talking and she said that she had old original art she was liquidating due to not working for a while or something . I instantly bought a few pieces and asked her if she did requests . . . yep she did . I had her do a few and then it struck me , have her paint me , tattooing on the circle jerks guy . Sweet idea , and even sweeter end result .

That's me tattooing the circle jerks guy , talking shit about punk rock and stuff as if we're tight bros . . .

classic .

6 comments:

tiptopdadddy said...

Wow, I cant believe this post isnt blown up with comments. This is almost too cool for words. Amazing piece of commisioned artwork. The Circle Jerks skanking guy was a staple in my highschool wardrobe.

ohitson said...

Fuck yes. That's so rad!!!!

sadanddamned said...

How long ago was this? Do you have a contact for her? Do you know if she has any other art for sale?

Bobby Lane said...

Score,Mike!I think she's back down there again.I saw her on Garnet about '03 or so.

brizzonator said...

Wow, that is cooler than words. I just started acquiring some of Shawn's stuff that I can find. I remember back in the day I had one of her flyers 'verting the Circle Jerks that I'd torn of a pole so that my friends and I had a reminder about the concert, then I left it on the baseboard of the passenger side of my car and a spilled soda turned it into a sodden wreck. If anyone sees this and has any of Shawn's art or knows anything about her whereabouts (there is a rumor she died which may be untrue), hit me up if you want to sell or spill. Thanks. brizzonator gmail com

Mike K said...

Hello I'm researching for a segment segment on Shawn Kerri for an upcoming radio program on K-Chung Radio.I would love to ask you a few questions about your interaction with her as there are only a handful of references I could find who own her work much less have had an interaction with her. I would like to get an effort started see her work documented and archived any information you can provide would be much appreciated.

I can be contacted at mike@weshouldbeorganizing.com

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Mike Kelley