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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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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.

Born in 1957 in Tucson, Arizona, Pettibon graduated with a degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977.

Featured Artworks

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No Title (Lightly, swiftly, absolutely...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Lightly, swiftly, absolutely...), 2014 Ink, acrylic, graphite, and watercolour on paper
55 x 40 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Cocky the chimp...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Cocky the chimp...), 1986 Ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Elvis took to...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Elvis took to...), 1986 Ink on paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Gripping it so...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Gripping it so...), 1985 Ink on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Torturemos Las Monjas...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Torturemos Las Monjas...), 1982 Ink and coloured pencil on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
David Zwirner
No Title by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title, 1982 Ink on paper
12 x 8 1/2 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Road of death!) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Road of death!), 1981 Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
David Zwirner
No Title (Taking a bath...) by Raymond Pettibon contemporary artwork Raymond PettibonNo Title (Taking a bath...), 1986 Ink on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
David Zwirner

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Raymond Pettibon, TH‘ EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T at David Zwirner, New York
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29 April–24 June 2017 Raymond Pettibon TH‘ EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London
Closed
6 October–12 November 2016 Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Let us compare mythologies David Zwirner, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York
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14 January–20 February 2016 Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Forgetting the Hand David Zwirner, 19th Street, New York

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Raymond Pettibon Ocula Conversation Raymond Pettibon Artist, USA

Raymond Pettibon is well known for his punk-related biography, which he now says he doesn't want to discuss. The artist is responsible for designing the logo for Black Flag—a famous punk rock band founded by his brother Greg Ginn in 1976. (In its early existence, when the band was called Panic, he even played bass guitar in the group.) During...

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In Related Press

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Everything is connected: new exhibition on art and conspiracy Related Press Everything is connected: new exhibition on art and conspiracy The Guardian : 17 September 2018

In 1974, Black Panthers artist Emory Douglas created a portrait of Gerald Ford, America's 38th president, being pulled by puppet strings held by giant corporations. A speech bubble had Ford saying: 'I Gerald Ford am the 38th puppet of the United States.'

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WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 Related Press WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 Whitewall : 3 May 2017

Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order will showcase new works from the artist Erwin Wurm's series One Minute Sculptures, which he's been making for 20 years. The series asks viewers to enact a pose with everyday items for just one minute—this time around he's using midcentury modern furniture. These audience-activated sculptures will also...

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Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon Related Press Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon i-D : 15 April 2017

'Be what you want to be,' Marcel Dzama says of the theme of The Mask Makers, the booth he's curating for David Zwirner at Independent Brussels. 'The mask is freedom, anonymity, a new identity or gender, and bridging us to the afterlife.' The exhibition is rooted in Dzama's own fascination with masks, which have appeared in his work since the...

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A Million Years from Hermosa Beach: Kim Gordon on Raymond Pettibon Related Press A Million Years from Hermosa Beach: Kim Gordon on Raymond Pettibon ARTNews : 10 April 2017

The New Museum is 3,000 miles away from Hermosa Beach, California, and a million years away from a memory of meeting Raymond Pettibon in the backyard at a house party where Henry Rollins and Black Flag were emotionally abusing an audience backed straight up against the walls. The sun was shining. It was a beautiful southern California...

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