Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (They kicked me . . . ), 1985, ink on paper, 14 1/8 x 9 7/8".


Raymond Pettibon

Galleria D’Arte Moderna
Piazza Costituzione 3
July 15–September 28, 2003

MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano
Piazza Piero Siena Platz 1
January 31–May 18, 2003

Though very American and very Los Angeles, Raymond Pettibon’s work is also international and equal opportunity, riffing broadly on Western culture, with the United States positioned as an import/export hub for cultural hang-ups and hangovers. Whether dealing with art, sex, Mickey Mouse, Jesus, or the war in Afghanistan, Pettibon’s cartoonish pop/punk drawings aren’t fully at home anywhere because they tease out small to large doubts, follies, hypocrisies, and neuroses that respect no boundaries. Two hundred thirty drawings, plus a wall project and video series, test their resonance in the Italian psyche.