Sunday, April 4, 2010
Punk & the Swastika: John John Jesse
Found a fun studio visit to Punk Rock artist John John Jesse's new digs on Fecal Face this morning. A while back i had been developing a theory about Catholicism, Imperialism, Nazi Theatre, Rock & Roll & finally NYC & English 1977 Punk. This whole thing was catalyzed by Italian American, NYC native Johnny Thunders, with the concept of rock & roll guitarist as SS officer & refined by his subsequent clones. John John Jesse takes this whole shtick into the visual arts realm, using cute girls as a Trojan Horse for lots of more interesting aesthetic concepts.