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Raymond Pettibon: Political Works 1975 - 2013

Raymond Pettibon: Political Works 1975 - 2013

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By Benjamin Buchloh

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. Rich in detail, his obsessively worked drawings pull freely from myriad sources spanning the cultural spectrum. The resulting, highly poetic constructions function as acute reflections of contemporary society. Throughout the years, his subjects have included political figures and historical events, with particular intensity since the events of September 11, 2001. Seen here are images of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, J. Edgar Hoover, both Bush presidents, the Kennedys, Hitler, scenes from the Vietnam War and protest movements, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the prisoner abuse of Abu Ghraib, President Obama and Osama bin Laden. 

Published in conjuction: Hatje Cantz, David Zwirner and Regen Projects, 2013
Hardcover, 212 pages
Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 11 inches (32.38 x 27.94 cm)

 

 

 

 

 


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