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Through his signature interplay of picture and text, #RaymondPettibon uses drawing to touch upon an endless variety of subjects, including literature, art, music, poetry, war, crime, and politics. Don’t miss “A Pen of All Work,” the largest presentation of his work to date, on view through April 9.

Surfing has become one the most iconic themes in #RaymondPettibon’s work. Since its creation, the sport has been defined by a combination of personal expression, communication with nature, and visual spectacle, qualities echoed in Pettibon’s numerous works on the subject from his childhood to the present.

Preserved for decades by his mother, #RaymondPettibon’s childhood drawings are on view for the first time in “A Pen of All Work.” Pettibon transformed these childhood artifacts by writing in original text and quotations taken from his familiar pantheon of literary figures. Certain combinations, such as a wintry landscape annotated with a passage from Proust, inflect the works with a tinge of childhood nostalgia. Other works—a squadron of Nazi bomber planes or an arrow-strewn figure reimagined as Lee Harvey Oswald—reposition his childhood musings within the larger narrative of twentieth-century American history.

For 40 years, we’ve embraced debate, difference, and multiple viewpoints. Now, in light of current events, we’re reaffirming our core values. Read our statement at the link in our bio, and explore exhibitions and programs—like our upcoming panel discussion on Quantum Feminism on March 9—at

America’s history of conflict and the charisma and corruption of its leaders are among the most consistent themes in artist #RaymondPettibon’s work. One of the earliest targets of his caustic pen was Ronald Reagan, who was President as Pettibon was first emerging in the 1980s. Several drawings of Presidents past and present are on view now in “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work.” #PresidentsDay

"Burns’s exhibition arrives as many of us are urgently considering the fate of both bodies and the body politic; she has generously provided a punching bag for those who would like to take out some of their frustrations." @newyorkermag on #AKburns' "Shabby But Thriving," on view through April 23.

"O Peixe” is @jonathas_de_andrade's first solo museum presentation in the US. Over the last decade, de Andrade has developed works in photography, video, and installation that stem from observations of everyday life in Brazil and consider how Brazilian national identity and labor conditions have been constructed against a backdrop of colonialism and slavery. (📸: @blogbaixomanhattan)

In the spirit of calls for a general strike against the current administration, we invited visitors to share their own responses. Here, @fiibeemcg reads from Audre Lorde's 1981 speech "The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism." See more responses via our Instagram story.

Our #RaymondPettibon catalogue includes over 700 images of Pettibon’s work, as well as a recent interview with the artist conducted by Massimiliano Gioni and contributions by Benjamin Buchloh, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Frances Stark, and Lynne Tillman. Copublished with @phaidonsnaps, the catalogue is the most comprehensive monograph in print about the iconic and provocative artist. Get a copy via link in bio.

“A Pen of All work” features over 100 of #RaymondPettibon’s self-published zines and gathers nearly all the original drawings from his earliest zine, Captive Chains (1978), for the first time. Like much of his early work, Captive Chains draws upon a wide variety of pop-cultural material from the early-to mid-twentieth-century, including crime novels, horror comics, and pin-up magazines. Check out our Instagram story for a closer look at some of the drawings. (Visitor 📷 @soo_mok)

Valentine's via #RaymondPettibon ❤️"No Title (When I love...)" 2017. Experience "A Pen of All Work," the largest presentation of Pettibon's work through April 9.

Join us this Friday for a full day of conversations with @TaniaBruguera, Robert Longo, Jack Halberstam, Rizvana Bradley, @Simoneyvetteleigh, Jenn Joy, @Wu_Tsang, Malik Gaines, and Thomas J. Lax. For event details and tickets, check out the link in our bio. Photo: Robert Longo, "Untitled (Rick)," 1979-1983