Artnet asks the eternal question: will the big show of Raymond Pettibon’s work add fuel to his market. The answer seems to be ‘not really.’ That’s because the market for Pettibon’s most sought after work is already on fire and has had strong support from dealers like Adam Lindemann and David Zwirner.
As the rest of the show reveals, much of Pettibon’s work is aggressively challenging and may be more confrontational than many collectors wish to live with. Christie’s Alex Berggruen answers some of artnet’s questions:
“I would consider Pettibon’s market steady for his most accessible works on paper,” Berggeuen said. “Specifically those with less hallmark motifs and more intimate scale, while quite strong for the most desirable portion of his output, most notably his surfers/waves, baseball players, and prime early works (large-scale graphic black-and-white examples from the 1980s, for instance).”
Taking A Look at Raymond Pettibon’s Potent Market (artnet News)