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.
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.”