Raymond Pettibon


Raymond Pettibon’s work embraces a wide spectrum of American high and low culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, sports, religion, politics, sexuality, and literature. Taking their point of departure from the Southern California punk-rock scene of the late 1970s and 1980s and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement, his drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary. Pettibon came to prominence in the early 1980s in the southern California punk rock scene, creating posters and album art for groups on SST Records. Pettibon’s artwork appeared on flyers, album covers, t-shirts, stickers and skateboards for the band, Black Flag through the early 1980s. Since then he has become a well-known figure in the contemporary art scene. Raymond Pettibon was interviewed in Long Beach, California on June 20, 2005.

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2 hrs.


Long Beach, CA


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