UNTITLED (THESE EXCURSIONS)
Like the lyricism of surfing and the grace of baseball, the romance of trains is an integral part in Raymond Pettibon's imagination.
* Screen-print on 250 gm BFK Rives white paper
* 14 x 10 in (36 x 26 cm) unframed
* Signed and numbered recto
* 10 inch dubplate
* In white sleeve with screen-print and sticker on the back
* Black inner sleeve
Edition of 30, plus 5 Artist Proofs Courtesy of the artists
LIKE THE LYRICISM OF SURFING AND THE GRACE OF BASEBALL, THE ROMANCE OF TRAINS IS AN INTEGRAL PART IN RAYMOND PETTIBON'S IMAGINATION. AFTER THE DECAY OF THE HIPPIE ERA, THE MANSON MURDERS AND SUICIDE IN THE DRUG SCENE – THE ISSUES OF THE EARLY WORK – WITH THE TRAINS A MORE LYRICAL DIMENSION OF THE WORK CAME INTO THE FOREGROUND.
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