But there’s also this: the work of Raymond Pettibon, who did so many of the band’s iconic album covers, flyers and t-shirts, will be the subject of an exhibit opening next week. “Are Your Motives Pure?”, opening April 3 at Venus Over Manhattan, will gather 40 of the artist’s depictions of surfers. Though he lives in Venice, California, Pettibon doesn’t ride the waves himself, but ever since the mid ’80s, he’s been drawing and painting surfers amid seabirds, UFOs, and atomic mushroom clouds.
The opening reception is April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 980 Madison Avenue (third floor), bet. 76th and 77th Streets.