To Wit, 2014


Hardcover book, 188 pages, 97 color illustrations, 13 black and white illustrations

12.50 x 9.75 in

31.8 x 24.8 cm

PRICE: $45

    About The Work

    In the summer of 2013, Raymond Pettibon took over one of David Zwirner’s gallery spaces in New York, transforming the high-ceilinged, garage-like white cube into his studio in order to prepare a show of drawings and collages within—and sometimes directly on—its walls. Titled To Wit, the exhibition gave new meaning to the term “site specific,” featuring vibrant, gestural works Pettibon created in conversation with his surroundings that operated as a sort of archive, both product and record of his relationship to that space and time. This publication, presenting large color plates of the works in addition to an original drawing for its sturdy cardboard cover, explores the intricate relationship between image and language that has long fascinated the artist. A selection of gritty black-and-white photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath offers an intimate glimpse into the artist’s working process. Context is provided by Lucas Zwirner, who accompanied the artist throughout this period and contributed the book’s essay, "A Month with Raymond" and further fleshed out by an interview with the artist by Kim Gordon, a visual artist, musician, and founding member of the post-punk experimental rock band Sonic Youth, who discovered Pettibon’s work in the early 1980s in Los Angeles.

    Courtesy of David Zwirner

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