Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work by Massimiliano GioniThe most comprehensive monograph in print on this provocative artist, who has helped to redefine contemporary art
This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibons entire career to date includes nearly 700 images, contributions from important figures in the art-historical and cultural fields, and a recent interview with the artist. Beginning with childhood drawings, the book moves through to his mature work, which embraces both high and low culture.
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Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. For over 30 years, Raymond Pettibon has been chronicling the history, mythology, and culture of America with a prodigious and distinctive voice. Since the late s, he has produced thousands of drawings and energetic installations that have been executed in museums and galleries around the world. Although Pettibon is unquestionably a pivotal figure of American art since the s, he has never before had a major museum survey exhibition in New York. This unique collection of objects will provide insight into the mind of one of the most influential and visionary living American artists. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue copublished by the New Museum and Phaidon Press Limited.
Yet again, the New Museum has fashioned an exhibition with a nearly limitless collection of work. No title This feeling is , Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon. Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects. Much of the credit for this goes to the curators Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, who with deft expertise succeeded in curating the myriad of works into a number of subdivisions that help schematize this treasury: political and satirical drawings on the fourth floor, Manson drawings and photocopied zines on the third, Gumby paintings on the second, and so on… Impressively, the show is able to subjugate its viewers to unbridled excess, while keeping the galleries of the museum open and airy despite the crowds , never feeling too inundated. But praise must also go to the artist, and by extension, the work itself—graphic visions that instantaneously gratify the senses with great simplicity and wit.
Your purchase supports the New Museum's programming. Create an account now. Gift Wrap Available. Published in conjunction with the New Museum exhibition Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work February 8—April 9, , this fully illustrated catalogue is the most comprehensive monograph in print about this iconic and provocative artist. Become a Member. Welcome back! Please sign in.