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Raymond Pettibon
The Cloud of Misreading
2017
The artist's first solo exhibition in Russia

June 7 – August 13

Raymond Pettibon. The Cloud of Misreading at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow was the artist's first solo presentation in Russia. The exhibition brought together more than 300 works including ephemera and materials from Pettibon's personal archive. The exhibition was curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni from the New Museum in New York, and was accompanied by a booklet containing Russian translations of some of the texts that appear on the artist’s works.

Read more: a profile of the artist in The New York Times

A Pen of All Work
2017
Major solo exhibition in the United States and Europe
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of A Pen of All Work at the New Museum in New York (2017)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (I thank the...), 2005
Pen and ink on paper
22 x 32 inches (55.9 x 81.3 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No title (This feeling is...), 2011
Pen and ink on paper
37 1/4 x 49 1/2 inches (94.6 x 125.7 cm)

Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work, the solo exhibition by "the enigmatic, fantastically erudite artist," as Peter Schjeldahl wrote in his review in The New Yorker, traveled to the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht in The Netherlands following its critically acclaimed debut at the New Museum in New York. Curated by New Museum curators Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni and featuring over 700 drawings from the 1960s to the present, A Pen of All Work was the largest presentation of Pettibon's work to date. A related exhibition also curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari and entitled Raymond Pettibon. The Cloud of Misreading opened at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow in June.

The exhibition publication features contributions by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni, who interviewed Pettibon, and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Frances Stark, and Lynne Tillman. Published by the New Museum | Phaidon

Read more: further reviews of A Pen of All Work in The New York Times and Time Out New York; a profile of the artist in The New York Times

Collaboration with Marcel Dzama
Ongoing since 2015
Drawings, zines, and exhibitions
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Forgetting the Hand at David Zwirner, New York (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Installation view of Let us compare mythologies at David Zwirner, London (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Cover of Dzama / Pettibon zine (2016)
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon
Dzama / Pettibon: Let us compare mythologies zine (2016)

Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon began collaborating in the summer of 2015, creating works by swapping drawings in the "exquisite corpse" method, in which a partner is only given portions of an otherwise concealed drawing to work on. The drawings first appeared in Dzama / Pettibon, a zine published to coincide with Printed Matter's 2015 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Produced in an edition of 200, the zine sold out on the first day of the fair.

An expanded second edition of the zine was later published for Forgetting the Hand, an exhibition of the artists' collaborative works at David Zwirner in New York. The second edition included 20 additional drawings and a text by poet Andrew Durbin. The collaboration continued as Dzama and Pettibon created works for the exhibition Let us compare mythologies, which was on view at the London gallery later in 2016.

Homo Americanus
2016
Major solo exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg
Installation view of Homo Americanus at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg (2016)
Installation view of Homo Americanus at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg (2016)
Homo Americanus (David Zwirner Books / Deichtorhallen Hamburg – Sammlung Falckenberg, 2016)

In 2016, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg presented Homo Americanus, a major survey of Pettibon's work. The exhibition encompassed over 700 drawings from every part of Pettibon's career, the majority of which had never been shown before.

David Zwirner Books published the exhibition catalogue in collaboration with the museum. The 692-page volume includes texts by exhibition curator ​Ulrich Loock, Raymond Pettibon himself, and Lucas Zwirner. Arranged thematically in 32 chapters, the catalogue charts the development of important themes in Pettibon's work, such as hearts, Gumby, trains, baseball, surfers, and more.

The Artist Project
2015
Online video series exploring The Met museum's collection

The Artist Project is an online series produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York which gives artists the opportunity to respond to the museum's encyclopedic collection. The Met invited Raymond Pettibon to participate in the third season of the project. In the video, he chose to discuss works by Joseph Mallord William Turner, saying: “I like art where you can see the struggle in making the work.”

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No title (Heartness is a...)

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David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth will both present an exhibition of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon. Opening on January 10, Zwirner & Wirth will exhibit a group of early drawings, drawn from private collections, documenting the first decade of Pettibon’s work in the 1980s. Opening on January 11, David Zwirner will present an installation of new drawings by the artist.

 

This year a solo exhibition entitled Raymond Pettibon, plots laid thick was organized by MACBA in Barcelona, Spain which traveled to the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in Tokyo; and to the Musée Departemental d’Art Contemporain in Rochechouart, France. The exhibition is currently on view at the Haags Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Netherlands. The artist's work was also included in Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and in 2001 he was awarded the prestigious Wolfgang Hahn Prize in Germany.

 

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