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Raymond Pettibon for Supreme

Raymond Pettibon is an American artist born in Tucson, Arizona in 1957. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Pettibon grew up in Hermosa Beach, California and began his career as a musician and designer. Pettibon's subject matter is sometimes violent and anti-authoritarian. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was closely associated with the punk rock band Black Flag for whom he designed the iconic "four bars" logo, and several album covers. In addition, Pettibon designed the cover of the 1991 Sonic Youth album, "Goo"; Beginning in the 1990s, he became a well-known figure in his own right in the contemporary art scene.

Pettibon’s work encompasses the spectrum of American culture from the deviances of marginal youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. Motives include Charles Manson, surfers, baseball players, vixens, homicidal teenage punks, and the cartoon figure Gumby. Pettibon’s works on paper combine the drawn image and text, both borrowed passages from literature and text written by Pettibon himself.

Pettibon has exhibited widely throughout the US and around the world, and his work is part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Tate Gallery in London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art among others.

Supreme will be releasing a small collection of items including two Skateboard decks, a Hooded Work Jacket, a Pullover Sweatshirt, and two T-Shirts featuring the artwork of Raymond Pettibon.

Proceeds from the Sales of these items will be given to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

Available in-store in New York, Los Angeles, London and on-line September 18th.

Available in Japan September 20th.