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30" x 22"
ed. of 100
This edition was produced for the 23rd Annual Benefit Art Auction for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
Raymond Pettibon is a cult figure among underground music devotees for his early work associated with the Los Angeles punk rock scene. He acquired an international reputation as one of the foremost contemporary American artists working with drawing, text, and artist’s books. Pettibon is as likely to explore the subject of surfing as he is typography; themes from art history and nineteenth-century literature appear in the same breath with American politics from the 1960s and contemporary pop culture. Pettibon is represented by Regen Projects (Los Angeles) and David Zwirner (New York). Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2002, an exhibition of his drawings, Plots Laid Thick, was organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, and traveled to the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and the Haags Gemeentemuseum in the Netherlands. Pettibon’s work was also featured at Documenta XI in Kassell, Germany. Pettibon lives and works in Hermosa Beach, California.