Raymond Pettibon, ‘Four Works: (i) The Symbol of Weakness Begins To Turn Into A Symbol of Strength (ii) I'm Glad You Walked In, and Not Your Twin (iii) This Cross Is Made Of Fat (iv) Dr. Kinsey’, (i) , (ii) 1987; (iii) , (iv) 1986, Phillips

(i), (iii) - (iv) 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
(ii) 23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm.)

Signature: (i) - (ii) signed and dated "Raymond Pettibon 87" on the reverse; (iii) - (iv) signed and dated "Raymond Pettibon 86" on the reverse

(i) ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001

(ii) - (iv) Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1991

About Raymond Pettibon

Having emerged from the Southern California DIY culture and its punk-rock sensibility, Raymond Pettibon fuses together youthful edginess and political engagement. Drawing from disparate cultural sources—from Marcel Proust to the Bible—the artist’s cartoon-inspired ink drawings on unframed paper recall the look of fanzines and concert flyers, however with an often cryptic semblance of narrative. More recently, Pettibon’s works have been a sustained critique of the Iraq War and American foreign policy, such as No Title ("Why press him?") (2007), which depicts George W. Bush with bloodied hands and surrounded by pointed, ironic commentary. Pettibon was a recipient of the Whitney's Bucksbaum award in 2004.

American, b. 1957, Tucson, Arizona, based in Hermosa Beach, California

Exhibition Highlights

New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern