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Twitter Repost (2022)

PCP Press is pleased to announce 3 new volumes in the PCP Press ‘Editions Du Piràtes’ series exploring Raymond Pettibon and Twitter. Between February 5, 2011 – December 10, 2019, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter. ‘SCKONTHIS!!’, ‘Tuff Luyv’, ‘my fists r free’ are based on the Twitter transcripts that appear in print for the first time.

SCKONTHIS!!
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press
ISBN: 9798743817795
Paperback $35.95 (Amazon)

Tuff Luyv
The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press
ISBN: 9798747765139
Paperback $35.95 (Amazon)

my fists r free: 186 Twitter Poems
by Raymond Pettibon
Edited by Lawrence Graham Williams III
ISBN: 9798749386295
Paperback $18.95 (Amazon)

Raymond Pettibon’s writing embraced the expanse of social-media digital technology for his art while allowing a more intimate glimpse at the artist. Between February 2011 and February 2021, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter. SCKONTHIS!! is based on the entire transcripts that appear here for the first time. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Pettibon’s thinking as he embarks on an artistic enlightenment project. Pettibon’s digital rants reveal the artist in a creative-informal rather than critical-formal mode. The twits cover topics as varied as golf, oral, life, and art history—subjects chosen at random for broad appeal and examined with passion and insight.

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https://twitter.com/RaymondPettibon/status/1509317904063418371
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PCP Press Announces 3 New ‘Raymond Pettibon’ Twitter Complications

Tuff Luyv by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press
Tuff Luyv:
The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  SCKONTHIS!!:
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  my fists r free:
186 Twitter Poems

by Raymond Pettibon
Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press
2021, Paperback, 680 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 669 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 389 pgs.
ISBN: 979-8747765139   ISBN: 979-8743817795   ISBN: 979-8749386295
$35.95 Amazon.com   $35.95 Amazon.com   $18.95 Amazon.com

Raymond Pettibon’s writings embraced the expanse of social-media digital technology while allowing a more intimate glimpse at the artist. Between February 2011 and February 2021, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter.

SCKONTHIS!!, Tuff Luyv, and my fists r free are 3 books based on the entire transcripts that appear here for the first time.

This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Pettibon’s thinking as he embarks on an artistic enlightenment project. Pettibon’s digital writings reveal the artist in a creative-informal rather than critical-formal mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his artworks, none of which are represented here.

The twits cover topics as varied as golf, oral, life, and art history—subjects chosen at random for broad appeal andexamined with passion and insight.

Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman.

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HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN PROF MARTIN KEMP’S (OXFORD UNIV) LECTURE, “Mona Lisa and The Body of the Earth”, AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

Kemp Williams Laguna Art Musem

Image (R) on projected screen: LG Williams, How To Explain Art To The Sports Generation (Mona Lisa), 2004, 40 x 30” (Variable), Reflective Ink Silkscreen on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminium. Collection: Dr. Julia Friedman, Brentwood, CA.

Renowned British art historian Martin Kemp, acknowledged as the world authority on Leonardo da Vinci, spoke about the iconic Mona Lisa as a statement of the artist’s ideas about nature and the natural world. November 5, Laguna Art Museum.
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Read the essay about the artwork co-authored with Ralph Nader here.

LG Williams Mona Lisa For The Sports Generation (2004)

TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (TLS — MAY 27) REVIEWS TWO LG WILLIAMS’ (PCP PRESS) BOOKS: WASTED WORDS & DUST BUNNIES BY ART CRITIC DAVE HICKEY & ART HISTORIAN JULIA FRIEDMAN

Dave Hickey Julia Friedman PCP Press

Read the TLS review here (pdf)

Many other reviews can be found at PCP Press:  www.pcppress.com

Below: Watch Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman discuss the 2 books at UCLA The Hammer Museum.

Below: at SITE Sante Fe

More information can be found at PCP Press:  www.pcppress.com

Book Signing Event: Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity by Donald Preziosi — At the 102nd College Art Association annual conference in Chicago on Friday, February 14 at 2:00pm

Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity by Donald Preziosi

 

Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity by Donald Preziosi

LG Williams is pleased to announce that his artwork “I CAN SEE THE WHOLE ROOM!… AND THERE IS NO ART IN IT!” appeared in Donald Preziosi’s new book, Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity, just published by Routledge. The book addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. Art, Religion, Amnesia is a unique re-evaluation of the essential indeterminacy of meaning-making, marking a radically new approach to understanding the inextricability of aesthetics and theology and will be of interest to students and researchers in art history, philosophy and religion and cultural theory.

Donald Preziosi is 2002 Slate Professor of Art at Oxford University, and Professor Emeritus of Art History at UCLA, where he developed the art history critical theory program as well as the UCLA museum studies program. His research, teaching, and writing link together cultural studies, intellectual history, critical theory, the arts, and museologies of various ancient and modern societies. His other recent publications include: The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology, Oxford History of Art (Oxford University Press, 2009); Rethinking Art History: Meditations on a Coy, (Yale University Press, 1991); In the Aftermath of Art: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (with Johanne Lamoureux), in Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture, (Routledge, 2005).

Professor Preziosi will be speaking at the book’s official launch during the 102nd College Art Association annual conference in Chicago on Friday, February 14 at 2:00pm.

Shibuhouse | TANA | unit.maker | Telephonebooth | LG Williams | Tokyo Weekender Magazine, February 25, 2010

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LG Williams | Art Review | No Fun At ‘Sex Booze Weed Speed’ – Tokyo Weekender

LG Williams | Art Review | No Fun At ‘Sex Booze Weed Speed’
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