The American artist Raymond Pettibon is famous for his comic-like drawings with their disturbing and witty captions. Pettibon embodies American high and low culture, from teenage rebellion to literature, politics, and sexuality. Often focusing on violent and anti-establishment subject matter, Pettibon was ideally suited to lead the DIY aesthetic that grew up around the Californian punk-rock culture of the 70s and 80s. He designed most of… Read more
About the artwork
Pettibon effortlessly merges high and low culture, bringing literary appropriations to his deceptively simple ink drawings. In the work above the words appear like a comic speech bubble, adding an enigmatic resonance to the very act of creation.