The Raymond Pettibon Collection
This collection celebrates Pettibon’s potent and dynamic artistic commentary, ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic. His artworks take points of departure in the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s, and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement.
“All this must be either surfed or painted”: This is the underlying sentiment behind Raymond Pettibon’s iconic works of surfers and waves in this quintessential volume dedicated to the motif.
Approaching high and low subject matter with equal appetite and comfort, Pettibon plumbs the depths of American sexuality, politics, subcultures, mores, and intellectual histories through themes including Shakespeare, Gumby, surfers, the Bible, baseball, and German Romanticism.
Artists: Raymond Pettibon