Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work

Texts by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Frances Stark, and Lynne Tillman. Conversation with the artist and Massimiliano Gioni

This thorough, multifaceted assessment of Raymond Pettibon's 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.

The book includes ink drawings, paintings, wall drawings, comics, videos, and more, spanning half a century, from the time Pettibon was a child to contemporary work, which takes inspiration from literature, politics, sports, art history, and sexuality. It also features a title on the front cover and spine that was hand lettered by the artist and nearly 200 never-before-published works and items of ephemera.

The book accompanies major survey exhibitions at the New Museum, New York and Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2017.


Publisher: Phaidon / New Museum

Artists: Raymond Pettibon

Contributors: Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Frances Stark, Lynne Tillman

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in (24.1 x 31.8 cm)

Pages: 408

Reproductions: 650 color

ISBN: 9780714873695

Retail: $89.95 | £59.95

Status: Available

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957, Tucson) is known for his work that embraces a wide spectrum of American high and low culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. Taking their points of departure in the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement, his drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary, ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic.

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