The Los Angeles artist Raymond Pettibons work centers around the exploration of drawing and text. Between 1978 and 1998,
Pettibon published more than 100 booklets in small photocopied editions which center around topics as sexual anxiety, the
femme fatale, Christianity, punk culture, and violence.
On the occasion of the publication of the book Raymond Pettibon: The Books 19781998, which offers a comprehensive bibliography and documentation of the booklets for the first time, the MAK presents a selection of drawings, booklets, and materials from the artists archive (14 Feb 2 March 2001).
For the second part of the exhibition (7 March 6 May 2001) Raymond Pettibon creates a wall painting in the MAK Gallery.
Curator Daniela Zyman
Guest curator Roberto Ohrt
Publication Raymond Pettibon: Aus dem Archiv der Hefte. Edited by Roberto Ohrt, German, 898 pages, 840 illustrations, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2000.