No Title (Above the fogs...)
This lithograph, the very last artist proof from this edition, is part of an ongoing series by the artist—including paintings, drawings and prints—of works depicting surfers and waves. Each composition echoes the surfaces of canonical abstract expressionist paintings as well as the sublime proto-abstract seascapes of J.M.W. Turner. At the same time, these works explore the surf culture of the West Coast where the artist grew up. Many of these works reference kitschy postwar icons such as Gidget, a fictional female surfer who appeared in American books, movies and television shows from the late 1950s to the 1980s.
This lithograph belongs to Pettibon’s print portfolio, Plots on Loan I (2000), which relates to a seven-year project by the artist. Prints from this edition are in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland and the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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. The artist's drawings take as their points of departure both 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. Pettibon's work have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary, ranging from punchy and political to high literary and extremely poetic.
Raymond Pettibon was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1957. The artist received a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1977.
Solo exhibitions of Pettibon's work have taken place internationally, including at: the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Museion in Bolzano, Italy; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Spain; among others. The artist's work has also been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including at: MoMA in New York City; the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; and the Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany; among others.
Pettibon's work is in the collections of numerous institutions, including: the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Tate Gallery in London, UK; MoMA in New York City; the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Spain; and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; among others.
Pettibon lives and works in New York City.
This lithograph, the very last artist proof from this edition, is part of an ongoing series by the artist depicting surfers and waves. The composition echoes the surfaces of canonical abstract expressionist paintings while exploring the West Coast's surf culture.More
- Edition of 35, 4 of 15 AP, 4 PP, 1 BAT
- Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, Inc and David Zwirner, New York.
- This is the last artist proof available from this edition.