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  • Provenance

    Sadie Coles HQ, London

  • Artist Biography

    Raymond Pettibon

    American • 1957

    Raymond Pettibon is an American artist, well-known for his works that combine text with drawings reminiscent of comic books. Pettibon first rose to prominence in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, designing album art for his brother Greg’s band, Black Flag. Though he holds a degree in economics from UCLA, Pettibon is completely self-taught as an artist. Pettibon’s work is often political in nature, critiquing American foreign policy and his experience of American life in general. 

    The artist was the subject of a major retrospective, entitled “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work” at the New Museum in 2017. His work has been collected by the Tate Modern, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art.

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Untitled (There were things in his mind…)

1988
Pen, ink and watercolor on paper.
38.1 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in).
Signed and dated “Raymond Pettibon 88” on the reverse.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011
London