Raymond Pettibon

Frenchette

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new and significant works by Raymond Pettibon at the gallery’s Paris location. 

 

Pettibon’s influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among others. For over four decades, his idiosyncratic drawings have helped reinforce the importance of the medium within contemporary art, underscoring its dual potential for private, expressive gestures and mass-cultural, stylized communication. Influenced by the do-it-yourself aesthetic 


of album covers and comics of the Southern California punk-rock scene of the late 1970s and 1980s, Pettibon’s compositions typically pair image and text, with each informing the other in a circular fashion. Raw and immediate, his works have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary, which today remains as relevant as ever.

 

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Image: Installation view, Raymond Pettibon: Frenchette, David Zwirner, Paris, 2019

Dates
October 16November 23, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 6–9 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 6–9 PM
“Sometimes there’s a vacuum that has to be covered.”
Raymond Pettibon
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (The after-sense o'...), dated 2018.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (The after-sense o'...), 2018
Acrylic, watercolor, and ink on paper
26 x 40 inches (66 x 101.6 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (The weakness of...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (The weakness of...), 2019
Ink, acrylic, collage, and graphite on paper
22 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches (57.2 x 83.2 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Vaguely noble barely...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Vaguely noble barely...), 2019
Ink, acrylic, and colored pencil on paper
40 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches (102.2 x 66.7 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (No! No! Nanette!) dated 2019

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (No! No! Nanette!), 2019
Ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper
52 x 68 1/4 inches (132.1 x 173.4 cm)
“In his energetic drawings of baseball greats, Hollywood legends, comic book heroes and rock stars, of drug addicts, bikers and gangsters, Charles Manson and J. Edgar Hoover, Raymond Pettibon gives us the full sweep of the American social landscape.” —Nancy Princenthal, The New York Times
A drawing by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (The mass begins...) dated 2018.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (The mass begins...), 2018
Ink, chalk, gouache, and acrylic on paper
54 1/2 x 52 inches (138.4 x 132.1 cm)
A drawing by Raymond Pettibon, titled No Title (A boy group...), dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (A boy group...), 2019
Ink, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, and collage on paper
22 1/8 x 37 3/4 inches (56.2 x 95.9 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (You will find...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (You will find...), 2019
Acrylic, graphite, ink, and collage on paper
32 3/4 x 44 inches (83.2 x 111.8 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (H8 fuyck war...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (H8 fuyck war...), 2019
Gouache, acrylic, graphite, collage, and charcoal on paper
63 1/4 x 49 3/8 inches (160.7 x 125.4 cm)
“It’s too easy just to dismiss my work as punk rock or whatever. Which is what most people like to do. They like to categorize and historicize it and put it in some dumbass context. It’s much easier than...to deal with the complexity of the mind and especially the work.” —Raymond Pettibon
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (I suppose one...) dated 2018.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (I suppose one...), 2018
Watercolor and ink on paper
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (It presses with...), dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (It presses with...), 2019
Ink and acrylic on paper
52 x 38 1/2 inches (132.1 x 97.8 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Arrangement in black...) dated 2018

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Arrangement in black...), 2018
Ink, graphite, and colored pencil on paper
52 x 60 inches (132.1 x 152.4 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Flo-rida.) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Flo-rida.), 2019
Ink and watercolor on paper
25 x 38 inches (63.5 x 96.5 cm)
“The drawings grow out of note-taking, note-keeping, and note-hoarding elevated to heroic heights. Like an exploded notebook...mental debris blasts across any paper surface, the studio floor, and the gallery walls….Profusion and proliferation are the most salient qualities of his art and comprise its meaning as a response to the great content surge flooding contemporary culture.” —Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, “A Raymond Pettibon Notebook: Word (Nec)romancer
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Raymond Pettibon

No Title  (Felix chevrolet.), 2019
Ink and acrylic on paper
53 1/2 x 51 3/4 inches (135.9 x 131.4 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Shall the rudeness...) dated 2018.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Shall the rudeness...), 2018
Watercolor, ink, acrylic, graphite, and colored pencil on paper
29 1/2 x 41 5/8 inches (74.9 x 105.7 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (B. The doyg...) dated 2019

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (B. The doyg...), 2019
Acrylic on paper
48 x 50 5/8 inches (121.9 x 128.6 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Central to my...) dated 2019

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Central to my...), 2019
Ink and graphite on paper
23 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches (59.7 x 70.5 cm)
“When I hang a show,” Pettibon explains, “it’s usually just as well to put up the drawings randomly, because that’s the nature of the work. There are dissociations and attachments and the mind will fill in the blanks.”
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (First breath. Better...) dated 2019

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (First breath. Better...), 2019
Ink and graphite on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (Anthony Bourdain) dated 2018

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (Anthony Bourdain), 2018
Ink on paper
30 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches (76.8 x 57.2 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (With this halo...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (With this halo...), 2019
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20 x 14 1/4 inches (50.8 x 36.2 cm)
A work on paper by Raymond Pettibon titled No Title (City of crabs...) dated 2019.

Raymond Pettibon

No Title (City of crabs...), 2019
Ink and acrylic on paper
41 x 51 1/4 inches (104.1 x 130.2 cm)

Raymond Pettibon: Snow Leopards

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