"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
PREVIEW: Raymond Pettibon in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)
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A cult figure associated with the Los Angeles punk rock scene, Raymond Pettibon has acquired a reputation as one of the foremost artists working with drawing, text, and artist's books. Pettibon is as likely to explore the subject of surfing as he is typography; themes from art history and nineteenth-century literature appear in the same breath with the American politics from the 1960s.
Raymond Pettibon is featured in the Season 2 episode "Humor" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".