"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The heroic has an epic scale to it. If you look at my baseball works, for instance, there is a kind of larger than life attitude to a lot of it. But then not all the works are a pure adulation of the ball players. I mean they go into some pretty sordid avenues. My drawings dwell on that subject quite often as well."
- Raymond Pettibon