Thinking of You

While installing his 1998 solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Raymond Pettibon produced an impromptu edition to benefit the museum by drawing through the pages of the accompanying catalogue. Each publication in the series of 53 is unique.

The Renaissance Society

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 On Artsy

LAX 1992 Revisited (Edition), Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
The 35 Year Anniversary Show , Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
Paint New York , Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
if i can't dance to it, it's not my revolution, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford