The enigmatic art of raymond pettibon the new yorker. There is some dark magic afoot in the books on raymond pettibons bookshelf. In the summer of 20, raymond pettibon took over one of david zwirners gallery spaces in new york, transforming the highceilinged, garagelike white cube into his studio in order to prepare a show of drawings and collages withinand sometimes directly onits walls. On four floors of the falckenberg collection, the deichtorhallen hamburg presents the most comprehensive exhibition ever of works by american artist raymond pettibon from 28 feb. Raymond pettibon black flag, first edition abebooks. The enigmatic, fantastically erudite artist raymond pettibon takes to twitter like.
Kelly, pettibon, raymond, thater, diana and a great selection of related books, art. Unconnected in any straightforward way, the texts resonate with the images to suggest complex, ambiguous, and often amusing readings and a sensibility that. In raymond pettibon, he brings together a body of newly created works on paper. The raymond pettibon exhibition the cloud of misreading is on at garage until august. Known for his comiclike drawings with disturbing, ironic or ambiguous captions, pettibon s subject matter is sometimes violent and antiauthoritarian. Mar 28, 2017 on the new museums lobby wall, high above the elevator bank, raymond pettibon has painted an inscription of sorts to be read by all who enter. Immersed in the punk scene in southern california, pettibon devoted his earliest work to flyers for black flag and zines that he created and sold in local record stores. In his thoroughly interesting essay, carlo mccormick writes, raymond pettibon is the veteran of many wars, few that people would have heard of, most so abstract, waged in such. Mar 07, 2016 raymond pettibon, homo americanus, 2015. Raymond pettibon, no title as a bookman 2001, pen and ink on paper, x 12 34 in 33 x 32.
The most poetic and revealing of these may be the surfer, the solitary longboarder challenging a massive wave. Raymond pettibons work moves fluidly between the personal, poetic, and political. Raymond pettibon art monographs and museum exhibition. Garage education center has prepared a selection of books on the artist and punk culture, essential for getting a closer insight into his practice. This anthology of pettibons favorite authors assembles an eclectic mix, from charles baudelaire to borges, and charles manson to mickey spillane. Books by raymond pettibon author of raymond pettibon. Raymond pettibon raymond pettibon born 1957 has created a vocabulary of characters that reappear consistently across his oeuvre. Pettibons texts are often fragments from his favorite authors, including henry james, marcel proust, and william faulkner, among many others, taken out of context and sometimes altered. The selection was prepared by valery ledenev, anastasia tishunina, maria shmatko and yuri yurkin.
Pettibon s choice of literary resources opens up interesting angles on his work, and his transformation of those resources is. Kader attia the repair from occident to extraoccidental cultures greenbox, 2014, 176 pages. The new york times style magazine september 18, 2015 ill. Raymond pettibon was born in tucson, arizona in 1957, and moved with his family shortly after to southern california. Oct 31, 2018 the favorite books and artists of renowned new yorkbased painter raymond pettibon are examined below.
Since 2001, several changes in pettibons style have been increasingly evident, most notably in his use of broader brushes, even more expressive brushstrokes and a shift towards bolder color. Raymond pettibons work 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. There is a very fractured personality or multiple personalities there. The cloud of misreading, garage museum of contemporary art, moscow, russia, june 7 august, 2017. Taking their points of departure in the southern california punkrock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s and the doityourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and. This book, one of the first true novels, remains fresh and hilarious to this day, an earthy and poignant delight. The artist shares the titles hed most want with him on a desert island. Pettibon came to prominence in the early 1980s in the southern california punk rock scene, creating posters and album art mainly for groups on sst records, owned and operated by his brother, greg ginn. Arranged thematically in 32 chapters, it charts the appearance and development of the themes that have defined pettibonas oeuvre.
My favorite of some fifty tweets that he posted on a recent day offers a reason. Raymond pettibons comiclike illustrations, complete with dark, enigmati. Posted in art, books tagged art, finnegans wake, james joyce, mike watt, music, punk rock, raymond pettibon untitled i dont know why raymond pettibon. Press articles about raymond pettibon david zwirner. June 16, 1957 in tucson, arizona is an american artist who lives and works in new york city. Homo americanus presents over 600 works from every part of the artistas career, the majority of which have never been published before. He was born raymond ginn, but changed his name to pettibon after his father gave him the nickname petit bon, which translates to good little one.
Raymond pettibon phaidon contemporary artist series storr, robert on. Raymond pettibon s work moves fluidly between the personal, poetic, and political. This anthology of pettibon s favorite authors assembles an eclectic mix, from charles baudelaire to borges, and charles manson to mickey spillane. Raymond pettibon phaidon contemporary artist series. The artist, who began his career making album covers for hardcore punk band black flag formed by his brother, greg ginn, specializes in caustic ink drawings that quote from classic texts, including the victorian art critic john ruskin, the 17th century essayist sir thomas browne, and the 16 th century spanish. Alex assouline picks his favorite works from artnet. Raymond pettibon artist bio and art for sale artspace. Raymond pettibon biography raymond pettibon on artnet. Its a platonic ideal of an art monograph, offering a careerspanning selection of his best drawings, each one beautifully reproduced at a large size, with minimum commentary. The raymond pettibon exhibition the cloud of misreading is on at garage until. He has also written on numerous contemporary artists and translated books from german and. From meditations on mortality to cutting portraits of dictators, pettibon pushes into the territory that is at once challenging and timely. Raymond pettibon transcends his punk roots the village voice. It would certainly represent something that is a big part of my work.
There are many books out there collecting raymond pettibons work, so lets cut to the chase. Known for his comiclike drawings with disturbing, ironic or ambiguous captions, pettibons subject matter is sometimes violent and antiauthoritarian. The artist, who began his career making album covers for hardcore punk band. Surfers 19852015 no title i work upstairs 2011 is reproduced from raymond pettibon. Raymond pettibon brother of black flags greg ginn is responsible for the black flag bars, several flag album covers, sonic youths goo, and more.
Homo americanus, collected works 01 by harald falckenberg, ulrich loock isbn. Whuytuyp compiles work by raymond pettibon born 1957 done over the past five years, from artists books and prints to animations and installations. Mar 16, 2017 raymond pettibon, no title as a bookman 2001, pen and ink on paper, x 12 34 in 33 x 32. See more ideas about raymond pettibon, punk poster and rock posters. Apr 05, 2019 the favorite books and artists of renowned new yorkbased painter raymond pettibon are examined below. Garage research has prepared a selection of books on the artist and punk culture, essential for getting a. See more ideas about raymond pettibon, contemporary art and art. Raymond pettibon is famed for the breadth and depth of his reading. Raymond pettibon born raymond ginn on june 16, 1957 in tucson, arizona is an american artist and sometime musician and lyricist. The favorite books and artists of renowned new yorkbased painter raymond pettibon are examined below. On the new museums lobby wall, high above the elevator bank, raymond pettibon has painted an inscription of sorts to be read by all who enter. Pettibon grew a devoted following and drew acclaim from the underground art circuit during the punk scene of the late 70s and 80s while designing fliers, promotional posters, and album covers for numerous bands, including his brother greg ginns band. Raymond pettibon, a highly collected american artist, is noted for his comiclike drawings, ink on paper, and his association with black flag and the mid1970s to late 1980s punk scene. This book is a catalogue rainsonne of raymond pettibons artist books produced between 1978 and 1998, many of which are now extemely rare and highly collected both in the art world and underground music circles.
Pettibon, ginns younger brother, started as a bass player for the band. Pettibon first rose to prominence in the southern california punk rock scene of the 1980s, designing album art for his brother gregs band, black flag. David zwirner recently unveiled a rare selection of raymond pettibon prints in its online viewing room. Raymond pettibon no title above all, for the sense of. Whuytuyp, lynn kost, and raymond pettibon this is a collection of pettibons work from the early 2000s, which documents significant stylistic changes from one of my favorite artists over a handful of years. Raymond pettibon has 33 books on goodreads with 1457 ratings. The enigmatic, fantastically erudite artist raymond pettibon takes to twitter like a bird to sky. Raymond pettibon since the late 1970s, as a pioneer of southern california underground culture, raymond pettibon has blurred the boundaries of high and low, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics and sexuality. Best books to read of all time interior designer book picks. Pettibons choice of literary resources opens up interesting angles on his work, and his transformation of those resources is.
My favorite of some fifty tweets that he posted on a recent day offers a reason that donald trump. Pettibon was putting his ucla economics degree to good use as a highschool math teacher just as his brother, greg ginn, was cofounding sst records and the seminal west coast punk band black flag. A selection by dan graham, galleri nicolai wallner, copenhagen, denmark, january 26 march 17, 2018. Renowned for his work on black flag album covers as well as a supreme collaboration back in 2014, pettibons 70s80spunk rock aesthetic is observed on a diverse batch of imagery such as hearts, surfers, and football players across the collection of prints. I first read this in college, expecting a dusty 500yearold classic.
In 2012, my visit to documenta would have been a bit of a disappointment if it werent for two artists. Perhaps unlike any artist of his generation, raymond pettibon best captured the discontent and counterculture spirit of the late 1970s and early 80s in america. An antiestablishment draftsman rooted in the punkrock music scene, raymond pettibon makes art that recalls the sketchy style of the illustrators of the ashcan school, typically in the form of blackandwhite drawings. A pen of all work, new museum, new york february 8april 9, 2017 the most riveting floor is the fourth, where the elevator doors open on those. This bookproduced in close collaboration with the artistis the most comprehensive volume on pettibons work to date. Pettibon continues to build upon his works on paper, creating animations from his sketching, films from his own scripts, unique artists books, fanzines, and prints.
Raymond pettibon is an american artist, wellknown for his works that combine text with drawings reminiscent of comic books. Some amazing illustrations in here from one of my favorite punk artists. The books 19781998 raymond pettibons memorable iconsfire, lightning, wave, surfer, eye, dick, train, candle, cross, the letter a. The definitive collection of raymond pettibons art, spanning from his ea. Writing is definitely not on the wall for drawings. Surfers 19852015, one of our favorite books for summer.
Apr 14, 2017 kader attia the repair from occident to extraoccidental cultures greenbox, 2014, 176 pages. Raymond pettibon first came to prominence during the lateseventies with his raw, literaryinflected imagery for black flag, sonic. Pettibon born raymond ginn began his career as a musician and designer, creating iconic album covers and logos for bands such as sonic youth and black flag. He has subsequently become widely recognized in the fine. Though he holds a degree in economics from ucla, pettibon is completely selftaught as an artist. Pettibon grew a devoted following and drew acclaim from the underground art circuit during the punk scene of the late 70s and 80s while designing fliers, promotional posters, and album covers for numerous bands, including his brother greg ginns band black flag, sonic youth, meat.261 1158 998 1200 1320 251 316 652 1382 1231 433 1599 42 817 864 1132 170 661 196 177 243 1467 660 1561 682 1318 550 1441 634 160 213 283 1391 1411 840 1486 1314