Hawksbill Station

Artist:Don Ivan Punchatz
Date:1970
Medium:Mixed Media on Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 25 1/2" x 13"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Hawksbill Station by Robert Silverberg for Avon Paperback
Price:Sold
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The artist's initials

The artist's initials

A well rendered 1970s time capsule painting by Don Ivan Punchatz, for the paperback cover of the 1970 Avon title "Hawksbill Station." This work is reminiscent of the album cover art from this remarkable time, and speaks to the psychedelic youth culture popular at the time, which moved from the buttoned-up consumerist graphics of the previous generation towards hyper realist imagery thought to heighten the sensations of LSD and marijuana. Work is unframed and mounted on a masonite panel, a copy of the book is included in the sale.

View on board

View on board

The published Avon Book, included in sale

The published Avon Book, included in sale

Detail

Detail

The book title page caption for the cover reads "At Samural industries, Paul studies his computer monitors to predict the movement of toxic clouds drifting across the Pacific Northwest, If he is wrong a sudden shift of wind can kill thousands. Nick a research scientist for the controversial Santachiara Technologies Survival/ Modification Program, seeks better ways for humans to adapt to Earth's hostile environment. His girlfriend Isabelle is a kinetic therapist and political activist, violently opposed to the threatening new technology. They are among those who have opted to stay behind, scratching out a perilous existence on a poisoned planet where no one dares leave home without a face-lung and a daily injection of Screen."



 

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