SOTHEBY’S S|2 PRESENTS
Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades
February 2- March 17, 2017
FREE and open to the public
Thursday, February 2 – Friday, March 17, 2017
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed 18-20 February
1334 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Sotheby’s S|2 is pleased to present Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades, an exhibition in the New York gallery space featuring Pettibon’s iconic works on paper, and to be shown February 2- March 17, 2017. The unique world of Raymond Pettibon is born out of popular culture, the counterculture in its multiple forms, politics, sports, voyeurism, religion, nostalgia and a sense of failed heroic identity. Although on the surface Pettibon’s work may seem pessimistic or even nihilistic, there is a feeling that through the darkness a new profound understanding of self can be discovered, and with that a glorious truth. The works set forth in Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades demonstrate the ways in which Pettibon has stepped out into the world of contemporary art and challenged our perceptions of what our real identity might be, for better or worse. Raymond Pettibon: Four Decades opens in advance of the artist’s major exhibition Raymond: Pettibon: A Pen of All Work at the New Museum, on view from February 8 – April 9, 2017.
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S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales.
With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures like Vito Schnabel.