Thursday, November 14, 2013
How Raymond Pettibon Puts Words, Pictures, and Anger Back Together
“I could erase an entire life,” thinks a pensive Adolf Hitler as he stares into his mirror in one of the many striking images from the
career of artist Raymond Pettibon.
In our time, when words mean little and images deceive, Pettibon
creates art that rewrites the meaning of words and images erased by
modern society by uniting them in fascinating ways that all share a
common, simmering anger. How words and pictures have been rent asunder,
and how art can undo that divorce, is the subject of a major monograph on the artist titled Raymond Pettibon.
A child of the late ‘60s, Pettibon found his groove in the late ‘70s
and early ‘80s, but his art and his message feel just as relevant and
important today. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "How Raymond Pettibon Puts Words, Pictures, and Anger Back Together."