This colorful Toucan, part of a group of 19 individual prints that were made at the same time, fully displays the artist's signature combination of iconic brushwork and witty text. Pettibon's work intermixes image and text to engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture—while incorporating language from mass media and texts by classic writers such as Walt Whitman and William Blake.
Pettibon has made numerous prints with Brooke Alexander, both in collaboration with Marcel Dzama and by himself. Many of the solo lithographs he made with Brooke Alexander were originally conceived of and released as part of the Plots On Loan project, which included an artist’s book and two sets of prints.
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 colorful Toucan, part of a group of 19 individual prints that were made at the same time, fully displays the artist's signature combination of iconic brushwork and witty text. The artist's work intermixes image and text to engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture.More
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