Lister + Prizm decorate CWLG
Oliver Health observes the creative unity between artist, Antony Lister and Chicks Who Love Gun’s frontman, Cass as he searches for the perfect panther tatt.
Cass from Sydney-based band Chicks Who Love Guns has been bugging me for a while to find a picture of a “Lister Panther” he had seen, to get it tattooed on his leg. It all started when I included a CWLG song on a video of Lister painting in LA. I got Lister’s blessing, but we had no luck finding the particular cat. I scanned through images online, asked others who knew his work, peeked into his sketch books, but no dice.
When Prizm came into town to do some custom Lister tatts, Cass got his chance to get the panther drawn straight onto his leg by the Lister himself. He was stoked.
I popped in on the day to see it happen and was surprised to find a unexcited Cass. He was about to get a tatt he wasn’t into, but wasn’t speaking up out of respect for Mr Lister.
It was sweet, but it was not the panther he imagined
Cass was really bummed
He finally spoke up. Lister stared him out for a while.
Prizm shed a tear.
Lister started again, and said it was this or nothing.
Cass was stoked with the new tatt design.
It was a Lister skull.
Prizm Inked it in.
Anthony Lister sang us out… The people rejoiced.
Here it is!
Words and pictures by Oliver Heath