07 Tuesday 07th February 2017
If you're familiar with Black Flag or Sonic Youth album covers, you'll know the work of artist Raymond Pettibon. Beginning in the late 1970s, Pettibon applied a straightfoward, harsh style to subject matter rooted in Americana; macho policemen and baseball players, anodyne gift card phrases and pop culture icons. Frequently collaborating with Black Flag, his visual artwork reflects their raw energy live and on record, becoming some of the most significant imagery in punk.
At the New Museum in New York, a new show is starting tomorrow to exhibit Pettibon's work. Titled 'Raymond Pettibon: A Pen Of All Work', many of the pieces are drawn from the late 1980s, when he'd publish zines and dabble in video art. 700 works are going on display, here's a small taster:
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