Our Secret Spot T-shirt
This T-shirt features an iconic surfer by Raymond Pettibon. The image on the T-shirt comes from the artist's most recent wave lithograph, which he made in 2022. The tee is printed in New York City exclusively for Platform in a limited edition of 100.
Pettibon is known for his characteristically enigmatic aesthetic and sharply satirical critiques of American culture. Though drenched in cynicism, his work empathizes with the dizzying madness of our own humanity as it engages both so-called high and low culture. Perhaps most poetic among the many motifs present in Pettibon’s oeuvre is the surfer. In 1985, Pettibon began a series depicting surfers riding waves—which he continues to work on to this day. These popular works depict a lone surfer silently carving “a line of beauty” along an impossibly large wave.
This is printed on a Bella + Canvas 3001 t-shirt. Size Chart:
Small: 34"-37" chest to fit
Medium: 38"-41" chest to fit
Large: 42"-45" chest to fit
Extra Large: 46"-49" chest to fit
Raymond Pettibon's work embraces a wide spectrum of American high and low culture—from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. The artist's drawings take as their points of departure both the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers and fanzines that characterized the movement. Pettibon's work have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary, ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic.
Raymond Pettibon was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1957. The artist received a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977.
Solo exhibitions of Pettibon's work have taken place internationally, including at: the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Museion in Bolzano, Italy; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Spain; among others. The artist's work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including at: MoMA in New York City; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; and the Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany; among others.
Pettibon's work is in the collections of numerous institutions, including: the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Tate Gallery in London, UK; MoMA in New York City; the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Spain; and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; among others.
Pettibon lives and works in New York City.
This T-shirt features an iconic surfer by Raymond Pettibon. The image, screen printed in full on the back of the T-shirt, comes from the artist's most recent wave lithograph, which he made in 2022.More
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- Dimensions above refer to the size of the print area on the back of the t-shirt.
- This t-shirt is a limited edition of only 100, screen printed in New York City and exclusive to Platform.
- 100% cotton unisex t-shirt. To determine your size, please refer to this size chart in the Specs section of this page.
- Due to the extremely limited number of t-shirts, all orders of this t-shirt are final sale. Limit two (2) per customer.