Raymond Pettibon

(b. 1957)
Lot 257
Raymond Pettibon
The Smell of Burning Rubber…
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $21,250
September 30, 2018
Lot 258
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (I See Before Me...)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,250
September 30, 2018
Lot 259
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (The Creatures of Flesh...)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 260
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (What would you have me say ladies)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,500
September 30, 2018
Lot 261
Raymond Pettibon
The Beautiful and the Damned
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,188
September 30, 2018
Lot 67
Raymond Pettibon
11 Plates from Jots and Tittles Portfolio
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $17,500
June 10, 2018
Lot 68
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Mother Mary...)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $10,000
June 10, 2018
Lot 117
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (I want the person...)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $10,000
February 25, 2018
Lot 324
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (No pickle games...)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,125
October 22, 2017
Lot 325
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (What would you have me say ladies)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $3,125
October 22, 2017
Lot 54
Raymond Pettibon
No title (You won't guess...)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $17,500
May 21, 2017
Lot 55
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (Play Ball!)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,875
May 21, 2017
Lot 16
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (No! Not Us!)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $9,000
March 5, 2017
Lot 201
Raymond Pettibon
The Smell of Burning Rubber...
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $17,500
May 22, 2016
Lot 202
Raymond Pettibon
A Flock of Wild Ducks Passed...
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Price Realized: $12,500
May 22, 2016
Lot 203
Raymond Pettibon
There Is a Kind of Death...
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $8,750
May 22, 2016
Lot 184
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (They say water finds the lowest place.)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $22,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 185
Raymond Pettibon
Get the camera we found life.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $11,875
October 11, 2015
Lot 187
Raymond Pettibon
Assorted 'zines and a comic (15)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
October 11, 2015
Lot 71
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (This is It. The Big Time, The Real Thing.)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $22,500
May 17, 2015
Lot 73
Raymond Pettibon
I Thought California Would Be Different
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 17, 2015
Lot 125
Raymond Pettibon
I Had Never So Much as Hinted...
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $18,750
March 1, 2015
Lot 126
Raymond Pettibon
The Left Eye Was Large and Watery (Self-Portrait)
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $22,500
March 1, 2015
Lot 128
Raymond Pettibon
Assorted 'zines (16)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,125
March 1, 2015
Lot 231
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (What was, morally speaking, behind her veil?)
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $51,250
October 12, 2014
Lot 233
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (I Go In For The Book Of Life)
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $9,687
October 12, 2014
Lot 235
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (Yes, but, alas...)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 56
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (That's Why I Want a Drink.)
Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $10,500
February 23, 2014
Lot 57
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (I Won't Bathe...)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $12,500
February 23, 2014
Lot 438
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (Om) & Untitled (But We Must) (2)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,750
October 13, 2013
Lot 171
Raymond Pettibon
Buy This Painting for $50
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $16,250
May 19, 2013
Lot 254
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (Drawing)
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $4,375
December 16, 2012
Lot 255
Raymond Pettibon
The Petting Zoo
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,500
December 16, 2012
Lot 256
Raymond Pettibon
Plots on Loan
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
December 16, 2012
Lot 252
Raymond Pettibon
Lead Me to My Baptismal
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $10,625
October 7, 2012
Lot 254
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (There is More)
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $10,000
October 7, 2012
Lot 255
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (I Saw Xenophanes in my Acid Trip)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,250
October 7, 2012
Lot 257
Raymond Pettibon
12 Prints by Raymond Pettibon (Portfolio)
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $15,000
October 7, 2012
Lot 259
Raymond Pettibon
Group of magazines (3)
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Price Realized: $593
October 7, 2012
Lot 333
Raymond Pettibon
Group of LA show flyers (45)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $8,125
May 6, 2012
Lot 55
Raymond Pettibon
Thinking of You (with 46 added drawings)
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $17,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 57
Raymond Pettibon
If God Is On Our Side
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,875
December 11, 2011
Lot 58
Raymond Pettibon
Girl
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,937
December 11, 2011
Lot 302
Raymond Pettibon
I Want the Girl in the Wig Commercial
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
June 26, 2011
Lot 71
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (Don't Get Caught)
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $11,637
October 17, 2010
Lot 376
Raymond Pettibon
Once Upon A Thousand And One Nights
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,205
May 23, 2010
Lot 263
Raymond Pettibon
Untitled (A Girl named Yoko)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,225
December 6, 2009

About The Artist

 

The younger brother of a guitarist and songwriter in legendary punk band Black Flag, Raymond Pettibon is an artist with an early history grounded in the Los Angeles underground punk scene. Pettibon became exposed to the subculture and participated by drawing graphic, comic-inspired imagery for 'zines, band fliers, and album artwork. Among the impressive roster of bands that have commissioned the artist for album covers are the Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Black Flag, and the Minutemen.

In the mid-1980s Pettibon gained recognition in the L.A. art scene, with his first gallery show in 1984. His illustrative work incorporates text and imagery about a range of subject matters involving politics, violence, sexuality, art, literature, sports, and religion. Untitled (What was, morally speaking, behind her veil?) from 1987 is an exemplary work by Pettibon, with deliberate strokes of black India ink, accompanied by cursive writing contained in a separated style text block that reads, “What was, morally speaking, behind her veil?” Pettibon speaks to the shifting socio-political climate of the late 1980s, addressing the conflict arising in the Middle East. Part of a project uniting surf and art, he was a natural choice to illustrate a surfboard–he surfed as a youth growing up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Surfers and giant blue waves are a recurring motif of his. True to form, as he often pairs cryptic texts with comic-book-style drawings, his Untitled (They say water finds the lowest place.) surfboard is awash in painterly blue waves crashing around the text. 

Retrospectives of his work have been held at Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2002, an exhibition of his drawings, Plots Laid Thick, was organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, and traveled to Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and Haags Gemeentemuseum in the Netherlands. Pettibon’s work was also featured at Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. 

 

“Raymond Pettibon.” David Zwirner Gallery. David Zwirner, 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2011.

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