Posted on January 27, 2012
Dave Perry writes a brief summary of the Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years, 1978-86 exhibition at UMass Lowell.
“Like the music it touts, Pettibon’s work is raw, rich with in-your-face punch and shadowing and includes such seminal underground punk bands as Minutemen, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys and Sonic Youth. While recurring Pettibon subjects include Charles Manson, guns and tragedy, he can also invoke humor and capture the times with bare drawings and brief text. Over the past two decades, Pettibon has ascended as one of America’s foremost drawing artists”
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