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Bio of Raymond PETTIBON

Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetoric of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman. Through his exploration of the visual and critical potential of drawing, Pettibon’s practice harkens back to the traditions of satire and social critique in the work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists and caricaturists such as William Hogarth, Gustave Doré, and Honoré Daumier, while reinforcing the importance of the medium within contemporary art and culture today.

Museum collections that hold works by the artist include the Baltimore Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Pettibon lives and works in New York.

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THE SKATEROOM is partnering with legendary American artist Raymond Pettibon, David Zwirner gallery, and MoMA Design Store to offer two iconic editions inspired by works from The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) collection.

In this first collaboration with Raymond Pettibon, THE SKATEROOM explores the artist’s surfer-themed works to release two limited editions of 250: No Title (You have a clear…), 1990, and No Title (The bright flatness), 2003. Through these visuals, viewers ride along with a counterculture hero who, perhaps, is the artist’s nearest proxy.

Through the sales of this collaboration, $50,000 will be donated for the construction of Skateistan’s fifth Skate School in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

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