Raymond Pettibon A Reader [Softcover] -First edition
Raymond Pettibon, Raymond Foye, Benjamin H D Buchloh. 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. It intersperses the artist's drawings amongst his own selection of texts by Saint Augustine, Francis Bacon, Charles Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett, Walter Benjamin, William Blake, Jorge Luis Borges, Sir Richard Burton, Catullus, Hart Crane, Mary Baker Eddy, Sergei Eisenstein, Gustave Flaubert, Martin Heidegger, Heloise, William Irish, Alice James, Henry James, Saint John the Divine, Samuel Johnson, Ring Lardner, T.E. Lawrence, Stephane Mallarme, Osip Mandelstam, Charles Manson, Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow, Marcel Proust, Rainer Maria Rilke, George Santayana, Mickey Spillane, Jonathan Swift, Carl Van Vechten, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, amongst others. Also included are essays regarding Pettibon and his work by critics Benjamin Buchloh, Peter Schjeldahl, Ann Temkin, Hamza Walker, and Bernard Welt.
Condition: New. Sealed.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002
Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches