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November 4, 2011
ART Raymond Pettibon For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Free.
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November 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Two interesting art events have caught our eye for Thursday night - both with a high energy, pop-cultural spin. West Hollywood's Guy Hepner Gallery , which specializes in the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Damien Hirst, will host an opening reception for “True Love Stories,” the debut solo show of British twins Franklyn and Brendan Connor.  Known as The Connor Brothers, the duo paints as a team - in this case, brightly colored...
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October 31, 2003 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Raymond Pettibon stands surrounded by ink. Drawings -- hundreds of them -- fill every surface: on the floor, against the wall and spread out on a few tables of the West Hollywood gallery Regen Projects. On this afternoon, as the artist prepares for his show that will open a few days later, it looks like a 1940s comic book has exploded. A young collector drops by. "Sweet," he says. "Your work, man, it's esoteric." And filled with words.
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June 11, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Black Flag's menacingly simple logo, designed by artist Raymond Pettibon in the late 1970s, has achieved a kind of ubiquity few others have. Born on the streets of Los Angeles, his design for his brother Greg Ginn's band Black Flag consisted solely of four vertical black bars, and has become a symbol known the world over. An entire art book has been devoted to tattoos of this logo, and graffiti spotters across the globe understand the unwritten meaning of the symbol: rebellion. (When I visited Yangon, Myanmar, in 2009, I saw the Black Flag bars spray-painted on a public wall.)
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June 16, 1991 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA, Hunter Drohojowska is chair, department of liberal arts and sciences, Otis / Parsons School of Art & Design.
It's no wonder that the art world took a while to catch on to Raymond Pettibon. What does one make of images picturing iconic figures as disparate as Gumby and Babe Ruth, paired with musings on the repressive nature of television or poetic exhortations to greatness? His simple ink drawings and paintings are combined with texts of his own words and those borrowed from such writers as James Joyce, Henry James and John Ruskin.
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September 26, 1999 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP
Two blocks from the coast in Redondo Beach, in a neighborhood largely landscaped with surf shops and strip malls, Raymond Pettibon quietly churns out stacks of ink drawings that garner praise from the most discerning international art critics and collectors. Certain subjects have caught his fancy over the years, including railroad trains, towering waves, loose women, hardened men, Jesus Christ, Charles Manson, Babe Ruth and Gumby.
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March 26, 2004 | Louise Roug
With the help of a donation from a fund established by Charles Simonyi, the Louisiana Museum in Denmark is scheduled to undergo a $22-million renovation. The Hungarian-born Simonyi developed the Microsoft programs Word and Excell. The museum is showing the exhibition "I Hate You," which includes work by Sigmar Polke, Raymond Pettibon, Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley. Louise Roug
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July 1, 2010
ART Time in California oscillates between radiant joy and excruciating emotional disappointment, so Blum & Poe's "Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere" should be a canny depiction of life here. Works by Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon are among the localized highlights. Blum & Poe, 2754 La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Sat.- Aug. 31. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. http://www.blumandpoe.com.
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May 5, 2004 | Louise Roug
Raymond Pettibon has received the 2004 Bucksbaum Award, a $100,000 prize given every two years to an artist chosen from the Whitney Biennial. The Hermosa Beach artist began his career designing record covers for local Los Angeles punk bands and producing $1 "zines" that he sold through a store in New York or gave away. His monochromatic, ink-on-paper drawings often include sprawling text and references to 1950s popular culture.
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November 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Two interesting art events have caught our eye for Thursday night - both with a high energy, pop-cultural spin. West Hollywood's Guy Hepner Gallery , which specializes in the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Damien Hirst, will host an opening reception for “True Love Stories,” the debut solo show of British twins Franklyn and Brendan Connor.  Known as The Connor Brothers, the duo paints as a team - in this case, brightly colored...
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November 5, 2011
EVENTS Comikaze Expo Fanboys and -girls will unite at this inaugural celebration of pop culture, comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. Comics icon Stan Lee and horror diva Elvira are set to kick off the event, which also offers screenings, panels, portfolio reviews, games and a masquerade ball. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.) $12 per day, $20 for two-day pass. http://www.comikazeexpo.com. Irvine Holiday Faire Get a jump-start on the holiday shopping at the 29th Annual Irvine Holiday Faire festive boutique, which will feature hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, porcelain, dolls, clothing, holiday decorations from more than 150 vendors.
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November 4, 2011
ART Raymond Pettibon For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Free.
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November 3, 2011
For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception, Fri. 6-8 p.m. Free.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2010
ART Time in California oscillates between radiant joy and excruciating emotional disappointment, so Blum & Poe's "Endless Bummer / Surf Elsewhere" should be a canny depiction of life here. Works by Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon are among the localized highlights. Blum & Poe, 2754 La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Sat.- Aug. 31. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. http://www.blumandpoe.com.
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June 12, 2009 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, ART CRITIC
Ten new paintings by Monique van Genderen include some of the most ambitious works this increasingly accomplished artist has produced. For her third solo show at Happy Lion Gallery -- the last was in 2005 -- Van Genderen established a uniform format. Each work is 6 feet high and 4 feet wide, familiar dimensions for paintings that address a spectator's body as well as eye. Their carefully calibrated scale initially moves you into place, effortlessly showing you where to stand to look at them.
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January 24, 2008 | PAUL YOUNG
I used to design 12-inch album covers shortly after high school. They were for a label called American Standard Records, which took its name from the ubiquitous toilet manufacturer. They weren't great by any means. In fact, I'll never forget when I showed one of my covers to Lee Ving of the band Fear and he said, "I don't know if I should play it or pee on it." Perhaps that's why I was so drawn to a new exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, which is dedicated to the gorgeous graphic work of the criminally neglected Alex Steinweiss.
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January 24, 2008 | PAUL YOUNG
I used to design 12-inch album covers shortly after high school. They were for a label called American Standard Records, which took its name from the ubiquitous toilet manufacturer. They weren't great by any means. In fact, I'll never forget when I showed one of my covers to Lee Ving of the band Fear and he said, "I don't know if I should play it or pee on it." Perhaps that's why I was so drawn to a new exhibition at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, which is dedicated to the gorgeous graphic work of the criminally neglected Alex Steinweiss.
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April 15, 2006 | James Verini, Special to The Times
There are two types of people at a typical Raymond Pettibon opening. One type is drawn to the epigrams and discomfiting punch lines buried in Pettibon's seemingly blithe drawings and paintings -- serious folks who like to be seriously poked in the eye by art. Then there are the cheerier souls who come to see another beach bum play with cartoons. Both were out in force at the Regen Projects gallery last Saturday for Pettibon's new show, which is up until May 6.
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April 15, 2006 | James Verini, Special to The Times
There are two types of people at a typical Raymond Pettibon opening. One type is drawn to the epigrams and discomfiting punch lines buried in Pettibon's seemingly blithe drawings and paintings -- serious folks who like to be seriously poked in the eye by art. Then there are the cheerier souls who come to see another beach bum play with cartoons. Both were out in force at the Regen Projects gallery last Saturday for Pettibon's new show, which is up until May 6.
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May 5, 2004 | Louise Roug
Raymond Pettibon has received the 2004 Bucksbaum Award, a $100,000 prize given every two years to an artist chosen from the Whitney Biennial. The Hermosa Beach artist began his career designing record covers for local Los Angeles punk bands and producing $1 "zines" that he sold through a store in New York or gave away. His monochromatic, ink-on-paper drawings often include sprawling text and references to 1950s popular culture.
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