Opening on Wednesday, January 12th, the gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon. This will be the artist's third exhibition at David Zwirner. Pettibon's work has been shown extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Most recently, a traveling survey of his work was organized by Susanne Ghez of the Renaissance Society, Chicago and Ann Temkin of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which subsequently was shown at The Drawing Center, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Phaidon Press will publish a forthcoming monograph on the artist.
One of the most important artists to emerge from Southern California, Raymond Pettibon's work embraces the full spectrum of American culture from the deviations of marginal youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. His early works appeared on album covers for his brother Greg Ginn's band, Black Flag, and in fanzines and photocopied books that he distributed himself.