David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon, on view at the gallery's 519 West 19th Street space in New York. It marks the artist's ninth solo exhibition with David Zwirner since joining the gallery in 1995.
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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Featuring color plates of the works and an original drawing by Pettibon for the cover, this publication explores the relationship between image and language that fascinates the artist. Context is provided by Lucas Zwirner in the essay, “A Month with Raymond.” The book includes an interview with the artist by Kim Gordon and photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath. Published by David Zwirner.