After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Raymond Pettibon Whuytuyp
Published by JRP Ringier
64p, color, hardcover, 8"x11"
Pettibon is mostly known for his comic-book-like drawings to which he
appends disconcerting and sarcastic texts. Capturing marginal American
youth, its disillusionment and antagonism toward society, Pettibon's
subject matter is often violent and brutal. As well as artist's books,
fanzines, and prints, Pettibon's production includes animations and
large wall installations.
This publication focuses on Pettibon's works made between 2006 and 2011. It is the first comprehensive classification and investigation of his work from this particular period, which is characterized as one of meaningful change. "Whuytuyp" opens a new perspective on the work of this eminent artist and presents an expanded thesis of his artistic practice as a historiography."