Raymond Pettibon : The Books 1978-98
Published by D.A.P., 2000
Hardcover, 992pp. B&W
9" x 6" x 2.75"
"This book is a catalog of Pettibon's artist books produced between 1978 and 1989, many of which are now extremely rare and highly collected in both the art world and underground music circles. Popularized by small, independent music labels and publishers like SST and Super-flux, these booklets and zines were originally available only in very small print runs - edition sizes ranged from 30-150 copies, where Pettibon's rough yet cultivated style became synonymous with the late 70's and early 80's D.I.Y. aesthetic. Presenting over a hundred of Pettibon's publications - 32 printed in their entirety with two of these published for the first time - this very limited edition hardcover is a valuable look at the development of one of the most significant artists from the last quarter century."