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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.”

Opening on September 11, 2007, David Zwirner is pleased to present a new exhibition of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Raymond Pettibon. This will be the artist's seventh solo exhibition at the gallery. Recently included in the 52nd Venice Biennale, Pettibon is widely considered one of the most influential contemporary artists working today. In 2006 and 2007, Pettibon's work was the focus of an expansive survey, which originated at CAC Málaga, Spain and traveled to Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany. Kunsthalle Wien, Austria hosted a major retrospective in 2006, exhibiting over 500 drawings. Fully illustrated catalogues were published in conjunction with these European solo exhibitions. Pettibon received the Bucksbaum Award following his participation in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. The artist's work will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition, Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

 

From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, Pettibon was closely associated with the record label SST Records and the punk rock band Black Flag, started by his brother Greg Ginn. Contributing work for album covers, concert flyers, and fanzines and producing photocopied books that the artist distributed himself, Pettibon was a pioneer of the do-it-yourself ethic and aesthetic, which came to characterize Southern California underground culture. Pettibon continues to blur the boundaries of "high" and "low," pulling freely from a myriad of sources that span the cultural spectrum. His obsessively worked drawings tackle aspects of art history, religion, sports, movies, music, and sexuality. In recent years, his thematic scope has become increasingly topical, addressing current political and social concerns, including American foreign policy and the war in Iraq. Finding early inspiration in comic books, Pettibon was interested in the cartoon's mode of generic and economical representation, which allowed for the development of a remote rather than deeply personal drawing style.

 

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Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Today the parrot. . .), 2007
Pen, ink, gouache, collage, graphite and
22 1/2 x 29 7/8 inches (57.2 x 75.9 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (We want them), 2007
Pen, ink, gouache, and collage on paper
22 3/4 x 30 inches (57.8 x 76.2 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (We criticize a), 2007
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
29 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches (75.6 x 56.5 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (On paper cotton), 2007
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
30 x 22 3/4 inches (76.2 x 57.8 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (For once Cheney...), 2007
Pen, ink, and gouache on paper
21 1/2 x 14 inches (54.6 x 35.6 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (You could have), 2007
Pen, ink, and gouache on paper
29 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches (75.6 x 54.6 cm)
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David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon, on display at the gallery's 533 West 19th Street space.

 

Raymond Pettibon's 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. 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.

 

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For more information about available works contact inquiries@davidzwirner.com

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Raymond Pettibon
No Title (America will fight...), 2010
Ink and acrylic on paper
27 3/4 x 27 inches (70.5 x 68.6 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (She loves me...), 2010
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
40 x 26 inches (101.6 x 66 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Driftwood, Wax, and...), 2010
Pen, ink, gouache, acrylic, and collage on paper
50 x 45 1/8 inches (127 x 114.6 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (If I could...), 2010
Pen, ink, acrylic, and pastel on paper
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
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On January 12, 2010, Haiti–the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere–was struck by a catastrophic earthquake that took nearly 230,000 lives, injured over 300,000 people, and left over a million homeless and displaced, according to reports from the United Nations and USAID (United States Agency for International Development). Even now, twenty months later, widespread devastation remains.

 

In early 2011, actor and director Ben Stiller joined together with gallerist and art dealer David Zwirner to organize Artists for Haiti (artistsforhaiti.com), a major evening art auction to be held at Christie’s in New York on Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM. Artists for Haiti, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, joins in the much needed humanitarian effort to raise significant funds for children's education and health programs. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go directly to support nonprofits and NGOs that are already performing extraordinary work on the ground in Haiti, including: Architecture for Humanity, Artists for Peace and Justice, Ciné Institute, Grameen Creative Lab, J/P HRO, Partners In Health, and The Stiller Foundation, among others. Prior to the auction, all works will be on view at David Zwirner (September 6 – 14) and at Christie's (September 17 – 20).

 

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David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon, on view at the gallery's 519 West 19th Street space in New York. It marks the artist's ninth solo exhibition with David Zwirner since joining the gallery in 1995.

 

Pettibon's 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. 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.

 

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For more information about available works contact inquiries@davidzwirner.com

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Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Outside! Moondoggie was...), 2013
Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper
22 5/8 x 30 inches (57.5 x 76.2 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Every word in...), 2013
Ink on paper
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No title (Heartness is a...), 2013
Ink, gouache and acrylic on paper
30 1/4 x 22 inches (76.84 x 55.88 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (The white sheet...), 2013
Ink and gouache on paper
29 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches (75.9 x 56.5 cm)
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Opening on Wednesday, June 29th, David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of early work by gallery artists, including Francis Alÿs, Raoul De Keyser, Stan Douglas, Isa Genzken, On Kawara, Gordon Matta-Clark, Chris Ofili, Raymond Pettibon, Neo Rauch, Jason Rhoades, Michael Riedel, Thomas Ruff, Katy Schimert, Yutaka Sone, Diana Thater, Luc Tuymans, James Welling, and Christopher Williams. The exhibition will include works spanning from the 1960s to the 1990s in a variety of media.

 

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Opening on Tuesday, November 23, David Zwirner will present an exhibition of new drawings by the Los Angeles-based artist, Raymond Pettibon. This will be the artist's sixth solo exhibition at the gallery. In 2004, Pettibon's work has been included in several major exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial, where he was the recipient of the Whitney Museum's Bucksbaum Award. In addition, Pettibon's work was included in the SITE Santa Fe 5th International Biennial: Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, curated by Robert Storr, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; as well as the Flick Collection at the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, in Berlin, Germany. The artist's work will be the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, scheduled for late 2005/early 2006.

 

Widely considered to be one of the most influential contemporary artists working today, Raymond Pettibon's work embraces many aspects of art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality. Dating back to the late 1970's, Pettibon adapted a drawing style similar to the one found in American comic books. He was interested in the cartoon's mode of representation, which enabled him to use a more remote, generic drawing style versus a very personal one.

 

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David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work that examines the 1980s through the lens of the Cologne and New York art scenes of the period. Spanning the gallery's exhibition spaces at 525 and 533 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street, the exhibition will include Werner Büttner, George Condo, Walter Dahn, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Günther Förg, Robert Gober, Georg Herold, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Albert Oehlen, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Franz West, and Christopher Wool.

 

The contemporary art that was created and presented in New York and Cologne during the 1980s shaped a certain creative discourse between artists, curators, and gallerists on both sides of the Atlantic. This exhibition proposes an examination of this dialogue by focusing on the international artists who showed in both New York and Cologne between 1984 and 1989 and the key gallery and museum exhibitions of the period that took place in both cities.

 

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Jeff Koons
Ushering in Banality, 1988
Polychromed wood
38 x 66 x 31 inches (96.5 x 167.6 x 78.7 cm)
Franz West
Selbiges (The Thing Itself), 1987
Iron, wood, papier-mâché, polyester, and oil paint
65 1/4 x 95 x 11 3/4 inches (165.7 x 241.3 x 29.8 cm)
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (CCCP Sputnik cosmo...), 1990
Acrylic on panel
26 x 24 1/8 inches (66 x 61.3 cm)
Cindy Sherman
Untitled #180, 1987
Set of two (2) chromogenic color prints
Overall: 94 1/4 x 128 1/2 inches (239.4 x 326.4 cm) Each: 94 1/4 x 64 1/4 inches (239.4 x 163.2 cm)
Peter Fischli/David Weiss
Masturbine, 1984
Gelatin silver print
11 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches (30 x 40 cm)
Barbara Kruger
Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am), 1987
Photographic silkscreen on vinyl
111 5/8 x 113 1/4 inches (283.5 x 287.7 cm)
Sherrie Levine
Untitled (Checks: 6), 1986
Casein and wax on mahogany
24 1/8 x 20 inches (61.3 x 50.8 cm)
Robert Gober
Untitled, 1984-1988
Plaster, wire, lath, wood, and semi-gloss enamel paint
28 x 29 x 24 inches (71.1 x 73.7 x 61 cm)

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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Opening on Friday October 19, the gallery will host an exhibition entitled "I ♥ NY" to benefit the victims of the families of the recent World Trade Center disaster. David Zwirner asked all the artists who the gallery represents to donate one or more works to this exhibition, all proceeds of which will go directly to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. These individual works can be viewed on the following websites: www.davidzwirner.com and on www.IloveNYartbenefit.org.

 

Many members of the art community have responded to the idea of this benefit exhibition, and the initiative has now culminated in a citywide benefit in which many artists and over 130 galleries will participate. This coordinated benefit activity is called "I ♥ NY - Art Benefit", and will take place from October 26th through November 3rd in the over 130 participating galleries throughout the city. Participating galleries will either stage full "I ♥ NY - Art Benefit" exhibitions or, if their main space is not available, exhibit works for the benefit in viewing rooms or office spaces. All pertinent information on participating galleries and artists can be found on the official website of "I ♥ NY - Art Benefit": www.IloveNYartbenefit.org. As with the exhibition at David Zwirner, 100% of the funds raised by the participating galleries will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

 

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