UNTITLED (OLD FACEFULL)
signed and dated 92 on the reverse
ink and watercolor on paper
Sheet: 22⅜ by 14⅛ in. (56.8 by 35.8 cm.)
Framed: 27 by 21 in. (68.5 by 53.3 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is not hinged to the backing board. The top and bottom edges of the sheet are deckled. There are artist pinholes in all four corners. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is a small ⅓ inch tear at the lower left edge of the sheet, visible upon close inspection. Framed under glass.
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Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Contemporary Art including Prints, Photographs and Multiples, 13 December 2004, Lot 556
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Raymond Pettibon’s work explores a wide spectrum of American high and low culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. His work was first used in advertisements, zines, and record covers in the burgeoning Los Angeles punk scene of the 1980s. 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. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad and is held in the permanent collections of major galleries worldwide.