The Book Show: Raymond Pettibon 1978-2001

Main Gallery May 25–Jun 8, 2001

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The Book Show Raymond Pettibon 1978-2001 2001 Installation view detail

From the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, Los Angeles artist Raymond Pettibon produced more than 100 booklets developing his image-text drawings, which convey loose, often disjointed narratives. He self-published these booklets as ”zines”–photocopied, folded and center-stapled 8 1/2” × 11” pamphlets issued in small editions. This exhibition featured many of these rare works, along with original wall drawings with various newspaper and magazine clippings attached, a selection of old and new videos, and two recent portfolios. Curated by German curator and writer Roberto Ohrt, The Book Show appeared previously at the Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, the MAK in Vienna, and the David Zwirner Gallery in New York.