Raymond Pettibon's High Line BillboardStreet Art // Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013
Raymond Pettibon is now the tenth artist to have their art displayed on the 25-by-75-foot High Line Billboard in the Chelsea District of New York City. The piece entitled “No Title (Safe he called…)” is from his famed series of baseball drawings. The image is of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with accompanying words alluding to anEast Coast-West Coast feud. “Moses,” a reference to both Robert Moses, the New York City power broker who played a major role in the Dodgers move from Brooklyn to L.A., and the biblical Moses, who led his people on an exodus to the promised land. “Jackie” refers to Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the Major League, while “Where Brooklyn at?” references the chant from the famous freestyle rap battle between East Coast rapper Notorious B.I.G. and West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur” stated the website for the High Line.
The billobard has hosted an all-star list of artists including Joel Sternfeld, John Baldessari, David Shrigley, Elad Lassry, Paola Pivi, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of Toilet Paper, and others since its inception in December 2011