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Hamburg, Germany
Deichtorhallen Hamburg–Sammlung Falckenberg, 02/28/16–09/25/16

Salzburg, Austria
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Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

Collected Works

Edited by Ulrich Loock, Harald Falckenberg. Text by Raymond Pettibon, Ulrich Loock, Lucas Zwirner.

"No Title (I trained this . . .)" (1984) is reproduced from <I>Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus</I>.

From wall drawings of ecstatic surfers to rare zines and record covers: the ultimate Raymond Pettibon tome

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus presents over 600 works from every part of the artist’s career, the majority of which have never been published before. Arranged thematically in 32 chapters, it charts the appearance and development of the themes that have defined Pettibon’s oeuvre. Sections are introduced with excerpts from interviews with the artist, and are further discussed in an appendix by curator Ulrich Loock. Also featured are biographical notes compiled by Lucas Zwirner. This catalogue is the first to tackle Pettibon’s work as a whole—as a kind of hive-mind of American culture whose various branches constantly address and reinterpret one another. Of particular interest are Pettibon’s own readings of individual works in the book. In excerpts paired with corresponding images, Pettibon guides readers through his complex turns of thought, inviting readers to enter more deeply into his thinking. Published for a major Pettibon retrospective in Europe, the book includes a complete facsimile of his first artist’s book, Captive Chains—unavailable for decades—plus early drawings completed with his nephew, record covers, flyers and sections dedicated to collages and drawings from the 1980s to today. This is the definitive Pettibon volume for novices and experts alike.


Raymond Pettibon grew up in Hermosa Beach and graduated with a degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1977. Pettibon’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the US and abroad. Prominent venues which have held recent solo exhibitions include the MoCA San Diego, La Jolla, California; and the Whitney Museum, New York (both 2005). In 1998, he had his first American museum presentation, organized by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which traveled to The Drawing Center, New York, and the MOCA, Los Angeles.

?Ulrich Loock was born in 1953 in Braunschweig, Germany. He was Director of Kunsthalle Bern from 1985–1997, Director of Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland from 1997–2001, and Deputy Director of Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal from 2003–2010. He currently lives and works in Berlin as an independent curator, art critic and lecturer. He has curated numerous exhibitions of artists such as Michael Asher, Matthew Barney, Marlene Dumas, Robert Gober, Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, Maria Lassnig, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Gerhard Richter, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Schu?tte, Thomas Struth, Luc Tuymans and Christopher Wool. In 1995, he curated a comprehensive show of Raymond Pettibon’s work at Kunsthalle Bern, and included the artist’s work in the 2006 show The 80s: A Topology at Museu de Serralves.

Lucas Zwirner is Editor at David Zwirner Books and has contributed texts to gallery publications, including On Kawara: Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities (2012), Raymond Pettibon: To Wit (2013), and Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam (2015).

"No Title (I trained this . . .)" (1984) is reproduced from Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

PBS NewsHour

Joshua Barajas

Provide[s] an overview of the artist’s four-decade career with selections from his Black Flag flyers, Xeroxed zines, high-contrast drawings and other paper-based works... A marriage of rough visuals and text.

Bookforum

Chris Lehmann

Seeing all this ambitious, restlessly self-interrogating work brought together in one place impresses viewers with how diligently Pettibon keeps his grimly witty mastery of word and image from descending into all-out nihilism.

W Magazine Online

Stephanie Eckardt

As the resident artist for Black Flag, [Pettibon] illustrated hordes of their album covers and show flyers, all stamped with the trademark four black bars now so recognizable from endless T-shirts and tattoos. From there, he went on to make four decades’ worth of frenetic, macabre, hyper-verbal Pop art illustrations, now gathered in a mammoth career-spanning monograph, Homo Americanus, which accompanies his first major European retrospective, currently at The Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, and clocks in at nearly 700 pages. As it might sound in the comic books that inspired Pettibon: Thump!

Playboy

Shepard Fairey

In many ways, Raymond Pettibon is a master of black comedy: His poetic imagery seduces you, and then it cracks you over the head.

Whitehot Magazine

Shana Nys Dambrot

Every so often, a fresh monograph comes out on a well-known, even rock star-status artist. And that artist’s fans and collectors purchase the new book, de rigueur, in much the same way that an avid music fan might purchase a greatest-hits or a remixes album — out of love and loyalty and connoisseurship and the obsessively acquisitive collector’s impulse, but with no real expectation of learning anything new. Well, maybe one or two new or previously unreleased tracks to sweeten the pot. On that score, people who buy Homo Americanus (the new Raymond Pettibon monograph out from David Zwirner Books) are in for a particularly excellent treat — but the real surprise is that even Pettibon’s biggest fans are in for a new education, too.

Fanzine

Jeff Jackson

There are many books out there collecting Raymond Pettibon’s work, so let’s cut to the chase: Homo Americanus: Collected Works is the best on the market. It’s a Platonic ideal of an art monograph, offering a career-spanning selection of his best drawings, each one beautifully reproduced at a large size, with minimum commentary.

The New York Review of Books

Robert Storr

If genius means anything anymore—for me it is the union of inexplicably keen insight with an uncanny capacity to say or show what others fail to articulate but everybody knows—then the artist Raymond Pettibon is one, the man of the hour at minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock.

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Michael Carabetta

An original approach to an art book. (50 Covers of 2016)

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/8/2016

Raymond Pettibon's Massive New Drawing Survey Featured on PBS

Raymond Pettibon's Massive New Drawing Survey Featured on PBS

This week, PBS Newshour published a long, insightful and generously illustrated feature on the work of Raymond Pettibon, whose drawings have been collected in a massive new 688-page volume, published by David Zwirner Books and the two European museums which are exhibiting the work through 2017. Lucas Zwirner, the book's editor adds insight. An excerpt is below.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/8/2017

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon

"It’s too easy just to dismiss my work as punk rock or whatever," Raymond Pettibon is quoted by Lucas Zwirner in Homo Americanus, the epic, 688-page drawings compendium by David Zwirner Books. "Which is what most people like to do. They like to categorize and historicize and put it in some dumbass context. It’s much easier just to put someone in a group or context than to deal with the complexity of the mind and especially the work." Tonight, the New Museum opens Raymond: Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, the first major NYC museum retrospective devoted to the artist. Featured drawing, from Homo Americanus, is No Title (We are sculptors. . . .), 1992. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/20/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

"As Edmund Burke would originally have it, the sublime is nature at its, not necessarily most ferocious or… It can be the most beautiful that stops you in your tracks. There's been a few times where I've had to pull off the freeway, the cloud formations were so beautiful I had to look for a little bit. Going back to war, I'm sorry, they call it the 'shock and awe,' like a marvelous display of fireworks… Karlheinz Stockhausen called 9/11 sublime or whatever. I don't blame him for that, he was making his point. That was the attacks' intention, actually, to show shock and awe to this country that's never experienced such a thing. I don't know if it's apocryphal or real, but there is this story of JMW Turner having himself lashed to the mast so he could experience the storm up close. And you can see that in his paintings. He wanted to be more than a witness. A part of it, kind of." Featured quote and Raymond Pettibon's 2003 watercolor, "No title (The bright flatness…)," are reproduced from Homo Americanus. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/21/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus, Vavoom

"It's a way of using language at its most. There's this little guy, like an Eskimo, in the Arctic or Alaska or whatever, and he only says this one word, 'Vavoom.' But he says it so hugely, like an opera singer with a huge voice. And it's so huge that it can move mountains and tunnel under them. So, usually in the cartoons he's a misunderstood figure and because of his otherness, the villagers gang up on him, and then some crisis happens like the dam starts to burst—the cartoon image of putting your hand, your finger on one crack in the dike, and then it starts another and anther, and you're overwhelmed. You don't have enough hands on your body to stop it. And with his voice alone he can save the village. It's like the one word, the essence of language. In the beginning was a word, and that's how I work with it." – Raymond Pettibon, excerpted from Homo Americanus. Featured image is "No Title (What it was…)," 2001. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/12/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus, Hearts

This spread from Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus—David Zwirner Books' monster compendium of the artist's works on paper from the last four decades—includes the 2003 pen and ink drawing "No Title (As my pen…)" and the 2009 pen, ink and gouache collage, "No Title (And as true…). Pettibon is quoted, "In a way, it is personal because I had heart surgery. Hell, my heart's probably better than ever… When I do hearts, for Christ's sakes, I have Grey's Anatomy, or I could look it up on the computer. But mine are totally inaccurate. I've done maybe one that was accurate. Especially with the words, it does figure as a heart." Read an excerpt from PBS Newshour's feature on the book > > continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/11/2016

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus, Tripping Corpse 2, The Hippie Thing

This spread from Raymond Pettibon's 1982 zine, Tripping Corpse 2: The Hippie Thing is reproduced from David Zwirner Books colossal and pretty much perfect new compendium of the artist's drawings from the 70s onwards. At 688 pages, this brick-like volume contains 600 images, alongside excerpts from interviews with the artist and other biographical materials. "A lot of that stuff is gone," Pettibon is quoted, speaking of the zines. "And it wasn't because I thought it was worthless or that it would be worthless in the future. I had a pretty good indication or faith that my work would be valued someday, without a doubt. There's no such thing as someone who's working at a high level and at the same time being this primitive and not knowing the worth of his art, okay? There's art and there's poetry and there are writers that died poor, shit. I never took it for granted when it happened to me, but I didn't throw them out because I thought they were of no value or anything, whatsoever. It was more of frustration or a 'Fuck you' to the art world." Read an excerpt from PBS Newshour's feature on the book > > continue to blog


RAYMOND PETTIBON MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus

RAYMOND PETTIBON: HOMO AMERICANUS

Edited by Ulrich Loock, Harald Falckenberg. Text by Raymond Pettibon, Ulrich Loock, Lucas Zwirner.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS/DEICHTORHALLEN HAMBURG–SAMMLUNG FALCKENBERG

ISBN: 9781941701263 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: Surfers 1985-2015

RAYMOND PETTIBON: SURFERS 1985-2015

Foreword by Adam Lindemann. Text by Carlo McCormick.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS /VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

ISBN: 9781941701157 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | Awaiting stock


Raymond Pettibon: Surfers 1985–2014

RAYMOND PETTIBON: SURFERS 1985–2014

Foreword by Adam Lindemann. Text by Carlo McCormick.

VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

ISBN: 9780990358619 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 8/31/2014
Out of print | Not Available


Raymond Pettibon: To Wit

RAYMOND PETTIBON: TO WIT

Text by Lucas Zwirner. Interview by Kim Gordon.

DAVID ZWIRNER

ISBN: 9780989980944 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2014
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: Here's Your Irony Back

RAYMOND PETTIBON: HERE'S YOUR IRONY BACK

Text by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh.

HATJE CANTZ/ DAVID ZWIRNER/REGEN PROJECTS

ISBN: 9783775737333 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2013
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: Whuytuyp

RAYMOND PETTIBON: WHUYTUYP

Edited and with text by Lynn Kost.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642900 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2012
Active | Awaiting stock


Raymond Pettibon: Looker-Upper

RAYMOND PETTIBON: LOOKER-UPPER

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783931355708 | US $34.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Out of print | Not Available


Raymond Pettibon: Citizen Tania

RAYMOND PETTIBON: CITIZEN TANIA

REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

ISBN: 9780976134428 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2009
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: Judgement Day Theater

RAYMOND PETTIBON: JUDGEMENT DAY THEATER

REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

ISBN: 9780976134435 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2009
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: The Whole World Is Watching

RAYMOND PETTIBON: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING

REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

ISBN: 9780976134442 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2009
Active | Awaiting stock


Raymond Pettibon: Sir Drone

RAYMOND PETTIBON: SIR DRONE

REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

ISBN: 9780976134459 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2009
Active | Awaiting stock


Raymond Pettibon: Red Tide Rising

RAYMOND PETTIBON: RED TIDE RISING

REGEN PROJECTS, LOS ANGELES

ISBN: 9780976134466 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2009
Active | In stock


NADA Catalogue

NADA CATALOGUE

PICTUREBOX

ISBN: 9780982094723 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2009
Active | In stock


Raymond Pettibon: Whatever It Is You're Looking For, You Won' t Find It Here

RAYMOND PETTIBON: WHATEVER IT IS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, YOU WON' T FIND IT HERE

Interview by Rudolf Reust. Text by Thomas Mießgang, Gerald Matt, Edward Dimendberg.

VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

ISBN: 9783938821909 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2007
Out of print | Not Available


Raymond Pettibon

RAYMOND PETTIBON

Essay by Robert Ohrt.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783931355265 | US $37.00

Pub Date: 3/1/2006
Out of print | Not Available


Raymond Pettibon Dvd

RAYMOND PETTIBON DVD

Artwork by Raymond Pettibon.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883757520 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 1/2/2004
Out of print | Not Available




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