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“A Pen of All Work”

This is the last week to catch the elaborate creations of artist Raymond Pettibon.  The exhibit is on display until April 9th at the New Museum in New York City. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to know Pettibon through over 800 pieces of his life’s work. The collection is on on three entire floors of the museum.

Pettibon is a controversial voice in American politics, history and culture. “A Pen of All Work” highlights many social conflicts of the 70’s and 80’s. The artist touches on religion, and boldly questions the dynamic of power in society. His use of drawings incorporated with text may overwhelm at first, but you will come to appreciate his diverse mind. Pettibon’s style differs from mainstream modern art. Each image is distinctly persuasive and doesn’t leave the viewer much room for interpretation.

To take advantage of all the New Museum has to offer, you will want to visit during weekend hours. The “Sky Room,” situated on the seventh floor of the museum, promises stellar panoramic views of the city. Access to the Sky Room is only available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Don’t forget to show your student ID for a discounted ticket. Visit www.newmuseum.org for more information.