Richard Pettibone


Richard Pettibone is known for his stylized ink drawings combining image and text. His inventive narratives blend “high” and “low” references to yield incisive critiques of contemporary culture, often featuring black humour and biting one-liners. His practice draws from comics, cartoons, and other Pop iconography. As a musician also, he said, “music was one thing and art was another, and there weren’t really any standards for my art.”

Pettibone straddles the lines of appropriation, Pop, and Conceptual Art, and has received critical attention for decades for the important questions his work raises about authorship, craftsmanship, and the original in art. His work has been exhibited at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, 1968 Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 16 x 16 cm | 6.3 x 6.3 in
Yazd II, 1968, 1969 Acrylic, graphite and silkscreen ink on canvas 15.2 x 5.1 cm I 6 x 2 in
Frank Stella, Ile de la Crosse, 1969, 1975 Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame 16 x 31,8 x 1,4 cm | 6.3 x 12.2 x 0.4 in