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press release only in german

Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla

Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon, known for his idiosyncratic renderings and room-sized installations, has created a large-scale wall drawing in the galleries. Pettibon’s loose, illustration-like drawings combine pop culture and a comic-book style with allusions to art history and literature. Pettibon’s work often shows the darker sides of society as he points out American hypocrisies. In the 1970s, Pettibon produced record covers and other promotional materials for Los Angeles punk rock bands like Black Flag, giving him an almost cult-like following. Since then, Pettibon’s unique use of text brings satire and irony to a wide range of subjects including surfing, J. Edgar Hoover, the Bible, Charles Manson, and Gumby.