Raymond Pettibon

° 1957, Tucson (US) – lives and works in New York (US)

Raymond Pettibon is known for a prolific corpus of drawings characterised by certain enduring themes – baseball players, surging trains, waves, political figures and film-noir encounters. Ranging in scale and subject, Pettibon’s drawings hone in on certain objects, incidents or vistas, depicting modern America from a myriad of angles whilst ambiguously severing these images from a narrative context. Fragments of handwritten text – placed alongside or threaded within the imagery – add multiple shades of meaning and irony. At once personal and universal, Pettibon’s works blur the categories of art history – compressing elements of painting, cartoons, poetry, the novel, and polemics.

(courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ)


Raymond Pettibon
Ray Pettibon (Photo by Elfie Semotan)

Raymond Pettibon’s work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Bonnefantenmuseum; Maastricht; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; and New Museum, New York.

His work is part of many museum collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Raymond Pettibon is represented by the following galleries;
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Sadie Coles HQ, London

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

David Zwirner, New York / London / Paris / Hong Kong 

You can also discover more of Pettibon’s work on his own website.

works by Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon - No Title (As you were...) - 2020

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (As you were...)

Raymond Pettibon - You have still something to destroy... - 2002

Raymond Pettibon

You have still something to destroy...

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