An examination of the drawings of this prodigious maverick.
Interview - Poet, critic and novelist Dennis Cooper speaks with the artist about such obsessions that recurs in Pettibon's work as baseball, film noir and Gumby. *Survey - Museum of Modern Art Curator Robert Storr examines the full scope of Pettibon's prolific career, setting the artist firmly within the tradition of Western figurative painting. *Focus - Critic and curator Ulrich Loock looks at a single strands in Pettibon's oeuvre, the drawings centring on the character Vavoom, who cries out hopelessly to the empty world around him. *Artist's Choice - The artist has chosen three extracts, from the book Modern Painters, by John Ruskin; The Art of English Poetry, by George Puttenham (c. 1529-90), and Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opions of Tristram Shandy. *Artist's Writings - A compilation of early interviews, song lyrics and scripts from as-yet-unmade videos on such subjects from Jim Morrison to the artist/model relationship make up the Artist's Writings section. *Chronology and Bibliography