Through his work for bands such as Black Flag and Sonic Youth, artist RAYMOND PETTIBON defined the visual identity of American punk culture. With a delivery that is at once clever and violent, Pettibon’s work portrays the anti-authoritarian sentiment of marginal youth culture through a vocabulary of signature tropes—ranging from Charles Manson to jocks to cartoon characters to buffoonish cops to homicidal teenage punks.
Now a legend and a contemporary art figure in his own right, Pettibon has collaborated with SUPREME on a small collection of items including two skateboarding decks, a hooded work jacket, a pullover sweatshirt, and two artist’s T-shirts.
On the occasion of their new collaboration, Supreme went inside Pettibon’s studio to discuss his legacy as the quintessential “punk artist”:
Pettibon’s collection with Supreme will be available in-store in New York, Los Angeles, London, and online September 18th.