Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon's drawings intermix image and text to explore pop and commercial culture's visual articulation. The artist incorporates language from classic texts and mass media alongside a wide spectrum of American iconography, including: literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports and alternative youth culture. Pettibon’s drawing practice harkens back to the traditions of satire and social critique in the work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists and caricaturists—while reinforcing the importance of the medium within contemporary art and culture today.