Raymond Pettibon

Hard in the Paint

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon, on display at the gallery's 533 West 19th Street space.

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. Taking their points of departure in 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, his drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary.

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Raymond Pettibon

No Title (America will fight...), 2010
Ink and acrylic on paper
27 3/4 x 27 inches (70.5 x 68.6 cm)

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (She loves me...), 2010
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
40 x 26 inches (101.6 x 66 cm)

Published in 2012, Whuytuyp compiles work created by Raymond Pettibon over the past five years, from artist’s books and prints to animations and installations. Since 2001, several changes in Pettibon’s style have been increasingly evident, most notably in his use of broader brushes, even more expressive brushstrokes and a shift towards bolder color. These developments became consolidated around 2006, in the earliest drawings included in this volume. Also apparent throughout Whuytuyp is a more philosophical tone to the language used, and more overt social commentary—as well as an expansion of the range of references to include film, illustration, and cartoons. What continues to characterize Pettibon’s art is its ability to break and recombine discourses, liberating those sidelined, repressed and taboo aspects of American culture and creating his unique visual-linguistic polyphony.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Driftwood, Wax, and...), 2010
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
50 x 45 1/8 inches (127 x 114.6 cm)

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (If I could...), 2010
Pen, ink, acrylic, and pastel on paper
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)

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