° 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.
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Raymond Pettibon - No Title (Let me say), 2012
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (End the war...) , 2007
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (Do you see...) , 2015
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (3 sum, gumball? ...), 2019
Raymond Pettibon - No Title, N.D.
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (But the sand...) , 2011
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (To a tune...) , 1991
Raymond Pettibon - Dead Kennedys at Whisky Ago Go. April 19, 1980
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (The indivisible point...), 2017
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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David Zwirner, New York / London / Paris / Hong Kong
You can also discover more of Pettibon’s work on his own website.
Raymond Pettibon - Exhibition view of TH EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T, at David Zwirner, New York in 2017 (Photo by Dan Bradica )
Raymond Pettibon - Exhibition view of Frenchetten, at David Zwirner, Paris in 2019
Raymond Pettibon - Exhibition view of To Wit, at David Zwirner, new York in 2013
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (Thiys caused such...), 2014
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (What about hers?...), 1986
Raymond Pettibon - No Title (Taking a bath...), 1986