Raymond Pettibon, ‘No Title (Do Not Make...)’, 1984, Sotheby's

Executed in 1984, this work is accompanied by Raymond Pettibon's zine A Can at the Crossroads, published in 1985 by SST Publications, Lawndale, which features an illustration of the present work.

Signature: partially titled; signed and dated 6-84 on the reverse

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Cities Collect, September 2000 - January 2001

Private Collection, Santa Monica
Acquired from the above 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