Raymon Pettibon’s fascination with surfers is the driving force behind a new book distributed by David Zwirner Books. Pettibon’s Surfer series started in 1985, highlighting the “fragility” of humanity against mother nature. The book features over 100 surfers in varying mediums, from sketches to paintings.
Pettibon’s surfers are meant to evoke conflicting feelings in its viewers, “express[ing] the terror and bliss of being alive,” says Charles-Antoine Bodson, founder of successful skateboard brand The Skateroom. Text by Pettiborn will examine how influences from Southern California affected the artist’s work and shaped his perspective. Professional surfers will aid in helping bring readers inside Pettibon’s mind by detailing the sensory experience of surfing and the ocean waves.
‘Point Break: Raymond Pettibon, Surfers and Waves’ is available at David Zwirner Books.
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Raymond Pettibon's Surfer Series is Depicted in a New Book of Illustrations
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