Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon, born Raymond Ginn on the 16th of June, 1957, is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. Pettibon came to prominence in the early 1980s in the southern California punk rock scene, creating posters and album art mainly for groups on SST Records, owned and operated by his brother, Greg Ginn. He has since gone on to international acclaim, earning several awards and exhibiting in major galleries and museums.

I’ve had to research his work quite often due to my drawing style often at times resembling his, but this time I was able to find work he released recently so I’m able to research newer works of his. I really like this work, and I really love the colouring of this piece with the swirls in the black making the central skull stand out further.


Who Knows What’ll Happen, But It Don’t Look Good. Raymond Pettibon and Marcel Dzama. Pencil and Watercolour. 2017.

Printed in a 36 page book featuring other works made by the duo, this piece amongst others was made to raise funds for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).protest posters. Proceeds from sales of the zine will be donated to the ACLU. Tackling political issues like Trump’s election amongst other things, this book means to not only ridicule those included, but also fund the people against these issues.




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