Raymond Pettibon is a cult favorite among underground music fans for
his early work associated with the Los Angeles punk rock scene such as
Black Flag, and his album cover for New York avant-rockers Sonic Youth.
Pettibon has acquired an international reputation as a top contemporary
American artist adept at combining serious literature with popular
exhibition is a selection of paintings made during the Earwax
performance in conjunction with bassist Mike Watt from legendary LA
band The Minutemen performing live at the museum in
January. The works themselves reference Mike Watt's bass, lyrics and
titles from his songs, the southern California landscape, and even
Watt's legendary Ford Econoline. These paintings are
part of the permanent collection of the Riverside Art museum. The title
of the exhibit references the last painting Pettibon created at EARWAX,
a painting of Nikita Kruschev with the line "Thank You For Staying"
painted above it exactly as Watt played the last musical notes of the
work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums internationally.
Major retrospectives of his work have been held at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles