Voyage LA: Today we’d like to introduce you to LG Williams. Hi LG, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
LG Williams: I’ve been asked this question a lot during my adult daycare residency’s afternoon Arts and Crafts program—especially after my year-long, worldwide artist lecture tour and subsequent acceptance into the Post-Conceptual/Post-Commodity Revisionist-Art Hall of Fame in Carmel, CA. (By the way, the center just finished customizing and renaming their dumpster to honor my name and artistic legacy. The plaque on it reads, “In Honor of LG Williams: Everyman’s Trash.”)
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.