Raymond Pettibon: Whuytuyp

Edited and with text by Lynn Kost

Whuytuyp compiles work by Raymond Pettibon (born 1957) done over the past five years, from artist’s books and prints to animations and installations. Since 2001, several changes in Pettibon’s style have been increasingly evident, most notably in his use of broader brushes, even more expressive brushstrokes and a shift towards bolder color. These developments became consolidated around 2006, in the earliest drawings included in this volume. Also apparent throughout Whuytuyp is a more philosophical tone to the language used, and more overt social commentary–as well as an expansion of the range of references to include film, illustration and cartoons. What continues to characterize Pettibon’s art is its ability to break and recombine discourses, liberating those sidelined, repressed and taboo aspects of American culture and creating his unique visual-linguistic polyphony.


Publisher: JRP|Ringier

Artists: Raymond Pettibon

Contributors: Lynn Kost

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8 x 11 1/4 in (20.3 x 28.6 cm)

Pages: 64

Reproductions: 40 color

ISBN: 9783037642900

Retail: $35 US & Canada | £21 | €25

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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