Raymond Pettibon is an American artist known for his raw, unfiltered ink drawings that explore themes of politics, religion, and popular culture. He began his career as a graphic designer for punk rock and alternative music bands before turning to fine art. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Pettibon's influence on punk rock and alternative music scenes is significant, and his work continues to challenge assumptions about the relationship between text and image.
Did you know?
Did you know that Raymond Pettibon is not his real name? His birth name is Raymond Ginn, but he adopted the surname "Pettibon" from a brand of surfing equipment, which was a nod to his love for surfing.
Country of Birth
Phillips New York, 'No Title (Let Him Come)', 2021
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, The New Museum, New York City, USA, 2017
Raymond Pettibon: Here's Your Irony Back (The Big Picture), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA, 2019
Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus, David Zwirner, London, UK, 2020