Dust Bunnies and Wasted Words (PCP Press, 2016) by Dave Hickey make another cameo Hollywood appearance in the new film: The Art of Making It (2022), Kelcey Edwards (Director), 25:50 mark. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation by Raymond Pettibon
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation by Raymond Pettibon
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186 Twitter Poems
by Raymond Pettibon
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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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Wayne Thiebaud Lectures on Art and Drawing
Compiled by LG Williams
Introductory Essay by Gene Cooper
272 pages, PCP Press
1 edition (February 23, 2018)
For four decades, the legendary painter Wayne Thiebaud taught, passionately, at the University of California Davis, until retiring aged 70. As a teacher, Thiebaud had introduced thousands of undergraduates to the delights of great art and art making. Thiebaud still refers to exercises he would assign his students when explaining the dynamics of his own works. Here, collected for the first time, are student records of Thiebaud’s famous lectures, which include Beginning Drawing, Descriptive Drawing, Life Drawing, Beginning Painting, Printmaking, and Theory and Criticism. These lecture notes are, apart from everything else, delightful and vibrant. They are concrete, efficient, not the wanderings of an imported academic star who takes class off early to get to the tennis courts.
|Wednesday 15 October 2014
London – The American artist LG Williams has just exhibited a new artwork in conjunction with Frieze Art Fair Co-Founder Matthew Slotover’s, “impassioned defense of millionaires flooding into London this week to buy artworks by established and rising stars of the contemporary art world.” (“Frieze: Co-founder defends ‘Ikea For Millionaires,” by Nick Clark, The Independent, October 12, 2014)
The artwork portrays the artist, who was included in the 2011 Venice Biennial Internet Pavilion, “signing,” or manually communicating, the gesture of “thanks” or “thank you” in American Sign Language. The artist is depicted with his left hand near his lips, and gesturing it forward towards the 13.8 million millionaires across the world.
Imagine Williams blowing a kiss to all the millionaires across the globe, and you have an accurate grasp of the image.
“There are more millionaires in the world right now than ever before. The United States has the most millionaires of any country in the world, and California has the most millionaires of any state in the nation,” said Williams, who regularly can be found at Paradise Cove, just off The Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, shirtless, barefoot, wearing purple-tinted spectacles, a green LG baseball cap and orange Birdwell shorts.
“After reading the Independent’s article featuring Slotover’s heart-felt plea for the international art community to be grateful to all the art-buying millionaires, I instantly had the beautiful idea to make this artwork,” Williams said. “Really, I can’t think of another established artist in California, or anywhere in the world, more in debt to millionaires for their livelihood (in David Graeber’s full sense of the phrase) than me. Therefore, I should be the first American artist in the international art world to stand up and say to every millionaire in the world: “Thank You!”
“This is my gift, my gratitude to you—all the art-collecting millionaires in the world!” Mr. Williams said.
The eponymous artwork, appropriately entitled “Thank you!” will most certainly become a major art crowd-pleaser, and a permanent fixture of the international art fair circuit in the foreseeable future.
It is worth noting that during his prolonged emerging career, Williams has extended many thanks to his audience, colleagues, patrons, benefactors and sheer luck. Among his earlier expressions of gratitude are: Thank You For Coming! (1997), Thank God I’m Not In New York! (2002), Thank God!… (2002, 2010, 2013 and 2014), Calling All Aliens (2009), To My Benefactors and Supporters (2011), and, most recently, Thank You In Advance (2014).
MacArthur Award winning art critic, Dave Hickey, the so-called “pirate of contemporary art criticism,” applauded the new artwork as “really fuckin brilliant!” He continued, “Williams’ artwork strangely and simultaneously evokes all the beauty, sublimity and generosity expressed in Frieze co-director’s recent interview. This is epic visual art free of any jargon.”
“Ya know what I’m saying?”—Hickey concluded. “Hand it to Williams, this gesture will become the iconic image of the Art-Fair Age, the must-have object that will unite in solidarity every millionaire’s art collection with every other millionaire’s art collection in the world”.
The artwork can be viewed and purchased on the artist’s website: www.lgwilliams.com
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LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams, Thank You! (Center), Frieze London Installation, October 15–18, 2014
LG Williams at the Frieze London 2014 Art Fair
Thank God! or The Dog Is Taking Things Hardest…Crying Every Night, 2014
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