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Artist Raymond Pettibon sells Venice property

Raymond Pettibon, the contemporary artist who sprang from the L.A.'s punk rock scene, has sold a property in Venice for $1.219 million.

The Craftsman-style house, built in 1923 and zoned as a duplex, sits in the heart of so-called Silicon Beach. The "fixer," as it is described in the listing, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,512 square feet of living space.

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Interior arches and hardwood floors hint at the property's early days. Artistic doodles adorn the walls in several rooms.

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Pettibon, 56, got his start as a bass player, designing albums covers and fliers for Black Flag. Today his work hangs in major museums worldwide. His dystopian topics pull from American culture, and his cartoon-style drawings and paintings often incorporate quotes.

The property last sold in 2006 for $1.1 million.

Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency and Solo Scott and Allen Sarlo of Re/Max Estate Properties were the listing agents. Scott also represented the buyer.

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