“untitled” by Raymond Pettibon via BFAS
From May 22 through July, 19, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services in Geneva is hosting the new exhibition of Raymond Pettibon entitled “Punk Epocha” which is composed of 70 drawings from the eighties.
Raymond Pettibon [BFAS]
Raymond Pettibon – Punk Epocha: 70 drawings from the Eighties [Artnet]
The American artist was born in Arizona and is known in part for drawings mixed with text. The drawings in the BFAS show are made of ink and watercolour on paper. The subject of his drawings are American culture with recurrent images such as flames, speeding automobiles, bombs and explosions.
Untitled via Artnet
Raymond Pettibon became an artist through a relatively unusual path. He started in the late 70’s creating posters, and album covers for punk bands such as Black Flag, though Pettibon is quoted as saying
“I never felt restricted by the association with punk.” “My work never had anything to do with illustration, or commercial art, or advertising. The fact that some of my drawings were used for record covers or advertisements doesn’t matter.”
“Nobody can hear you” via BFAS
Raymond Pettibon has exhibited in Barcelona’s MACBA (2002), the Museion (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano, Italy) (2003), the Vienna Kunsthalle (2006) and at Hannover’s Kestnergesellschaft (2007).
“Do you mind” via BFAS