Raymond Pettibon: Thinking of You
Thinking of You is a scrapbook, a diary, perhaps even a pillow book, of intimate meditations on the many moods of that particularly sensitive motif—the phallus. This beautifully printed and bound book was produced in conjunction with California-based artist Raymond Pettibon’s premiere North American museum exhibition at the Renaissance Society in 1998. His show featured over 500 drawings stylistically derived from cartoons, West Coast punk, B movies, and tabloid melodramas. Captioned with quips and adages inspired by an amalgam of literary sources—William Blake, Gumby, Charles Manson, Batman, the Bible, etc.—the drawings are always exquisite, street-dealing a Viagra for the soul. Sometimes provocative, comical, even poetic, Thinking of You is printed in a limited edition of 2,000.Published by the Renaissance Society, 1998, hardcover, 232 pages, 12 x 9 inches.