Raymond Pettibon, ‘No Title (Any Key will Fit Priscilla's Lock)’, 1986, Phillips

Signature: signed and dated 'Raymond Pettibon '86' on the reverse

Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan
Private Collection
Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 12 May 2006, lot 254
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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