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Raymond Pettibon

Untitled (Justly Felt and Brilliantly Said), 1996

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Silkscreen, handwritten texts by the artist which vary in each edition, pressed flower, printed by Lorenz Boegli, Zurich,
on Arches 120g/m2,
approx. 9 5/8 x 7 5/8” (24,4 x 19,4 cm),
a 10-part foldout,
full length 9 5/8 x 76 3/4” (24,4 x 194 cm),
Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered

Riding the waves. A swell of words and images. Whooping with joy, seeking to maintain a precarious balance, persevering in focused silence.

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“By placing texts in unique, single drawings, Pettibon has found a means of surmounting his intrinsic difficulty and revealing the aesthetic potential of ‘bad’ commercial mass literature within the framework of his art. Pettibon is not the only artist over the past few decades to pursue such ends in incorporating texts in his work; others have also grasped this opportunity—both literally and figuratively. (…) His pictures serve the interests of poetry, which—given the hegemony of the mechanically-printed word in current culture—cannot afford the appropriations and recontextualizations which have already become standard practice in art.” Boris Groys Parkett No. 47, 1996