No title (To quit old paths), 1999
pen and ink on paper, signed and dated verso
17 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches (paper)
19 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches (frame)
”My work on the subject does tap in to some of the nuances of the game— the pitching of the baseball for instance , or hitting a baseball —also, it says a lot about what goes on off the field as well as about the society in general. It’s kind of a microcosm of the society as a whole.Raymond Pettibon
”growing up, I always had trains around, you could hear them more than see them. The trucks divided the good and bad parts of town. I wasn’t exactly on the good side. You weren’t encouraged to play around the demarcation lines.Raymond Pettibon
”Despite the fact that some of these visuals reoccur again, and again, the meaning of each work is of its moment, reinforced by written epigrams. He scribbles along the margins in some cases —sometimes years apart, the same image can carry different feelings and purpose.