Woe to the person who is at the other end of Raymond Pettibon’s poison pen! Over the past thirty years Pettibon has used drawing and text to square with politicians, journalists, artists, the plainly stupid, and the arrogantly snobbish. His exhausting retrospective at the New Museum, aptly titled “A Pen of all Work”, brings together hundreds of works that aim to expose political hypocrisies and take down sacred cultural cows. Pettibon borrows freely from historical images and text to arrive at his often bitingly sarcastic drawings that expose the duplicity of our self-satisfied history and culture. Pettibon grew up in the surf culture of Hermosa Beach, California, and the sport quickly became one of his most iconic themes. Drawing on the breath-taking enormity and humbling force of the ocean, Pettibon has been extracting moral exhortations and subtle aphorisms that apply to people on either side of power and wealth. Through April 17.