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Raymond Pettibon : A Reader

Buchloh, Benjamin / Schjeldahl, Peter / Temkin, Ann / Walker, Hamza / Welt, Bernard

Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1998
ISBN 10: 0876331207 / ISBN 13: 9780876331200
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Title: Raymond Pettibon : A Reader

Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Illustrated Wraps

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition


252 pp. 57 b&w and colour illustrations. Director's prefaces. Introduction by curator's Susanne Ghez and Ann Tempkin. Essays by Benjamin Buchloch, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Tempkin, Hamza Walker and Bernard Welt. Literary sources. List of illustrations. A anthology of texts taken from a wide variety of sources, art, philosophy, criticism, autobiography and fiction chosen by the artist and curators to accompany a travelling exhibition of drawings organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. Very slight shelf wear otherwise in fine condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006541

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Synopsis: Raymond Pettibon is famed for the breadth and depth of his reading: his art draws on it (excuse pun) at every turn. This anthology of Pettibon's favorite authors assembles an eclectic mix, from Charles Baudelaire to Borges, and Charles Manson to Mickey Spillane. Pettibon's choice of literary resources opens up interesting angles on his work, and his transformation of those resources is fascinating. "There is something in my storyteller's art that wants to put the reader and the writer on equal footing in the role of the creator," Pettibon says; the Pettibon Reader assists his fans in that endeavor.

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