Raymond Pettibon: Thinking of You
Thinking of You is a scrapbook, a diary, perhaps even a pillow book, of intimate meditations on the many moods of that particularly sensitive motif – the phallus. This beautifully printed and bound book was produced in conjunction with California-based artist Raymond Pettibon’s premiere North American museum exhibition at the Renaissance Society in 1998. His show featured over 500 drawings stylistically derived from cartoons, West Coast punk, B movies, and tabloid melodramas. Captioned with quips and adages inspired by an amalgam of literary sources – William Blake, Gumby, Charles Manson, Batman, the Bible, etc. – the drawings are always exquisite, street-dealing a Viagra for the soul. Sometimes provocative, comical, even poetic, Thinking of You is available in a limited edition of 2,000.
Publisher: The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
Artists: Raymond Pettibon
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Reproductions: 115 b&w
Retail: $65 | £50
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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