Regen Projects, Los Angeles Acquired from the above by the present owner
Raymond Pettibon’s work is inspired by the 1980s California punk rock scene. He became known for his cover art designs for punk rock records. Pettibon’s work resembles comics, promoting anti-authoritarian ideals. The artist came from humble origins as a zine creator in his youth, and his long career has always been marked by edginess unique to his practice. The present work radiates a chaotic energy, combining word and image by using perplexing captioning and dynamic ink strokes.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the reverse to the backing board. There is an undulation to the sheet. There is stable cracking to the red painted passage at the center of the left vertical edge, visible upon close inspection. Framed under glass. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.