Sotheby’s S|2 is pleased to present Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades, an exhibition in our New York gallery space featuring Pettibon’s iconic works on paper. The unique world of Raymond Pettibon is born out of popular culture, the counterculture in its multiple forms, politics, sports, voyeurism, religion, nostalgia and a sense of failed heroic identity. The backdrop for Pettibon's world is the greater global American landscape and the characters who inhabit this world are either real or appropriated from real life. This world is neither enlightened nor demonized, but rather put under the interrogation lamp to secure a clearer understanding of self. It is Pettibon’s ability to blend his prose and image together, both unique and borrowed, that creates this new universe which so closely mimics our own. Although on the surface Pettibon's work may seem pessimistic or even nihilistic, there is a feeling that through the darkness a new profound understanding of self can be discovered, and with that a glorious truth. The works set forth in Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades demonstrate the ways in which Pettibon has stepped out into the world of Contemporary Art and challenged our perceptions of what our real identity might be, for better or worse.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
1334 York Ave
New York, NY 10021
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed 18-20 February
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