Purple Television

[September 15 2014] : art

Raymond Pettibon for Supreme

Raymond Pettibon for Supreme by William Strobeck

Purple TV presents punk American artist Raymond Pettibon in conversation with Supreme to coincide with the release of their latest collaboration.

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.

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 online September 18th. Available in Japan September 20th. Click here to see more from the collaboration

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