Richard Pettibone  (American, 1938) 

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Richard Pettibone (American, b.1938) is one of the pioneering artists to use appropriation techniques. Pettibone was born in Los Angeles, and first worked with shadow boxes and assemblages, illustrating his interest in craft, construction, and working in miniature scales. In 1964, he created the first of his appropriated pieces, two tiny painted “replicas” of the iconic Campbell’s soup cans by Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). By 1965, he had created several “replicas” of paintings by American artists, such as Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), Ed Ruscha (b.1937), and others, among them some of the biggest names in Pop Art. Pettibone chose to recreate the work of leading avant-garde artists whose careers were often centered on themes of replication themselves, further lending irony to his work. Pettibone also created both miniature and life-sized sculptural works, including an exact copy of Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968), and in the 1980s, an entire series of sculptures of varying sizes replicating the most famous works of Constantin Brancusi (Romanian, 1876–1957). In more recent years, Pettibone has created paintings based on the covers of poetry books by Ezra Pound, as well as sculptures drawn from the grid compositions of Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944). 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. Pettibone is currently based in New York.

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Richard Pettibone, Frank Stella, 'Ouray,' 1961, Three Times

 

Richard Pettibone
Frank Stella, 'Ouray,' 1961, Three Times
2011

Leo Castelli
Richard Pettibone, Piet Mondrian, 'Composition, Red-White', 1938, first state of 'Composition #4 Red-Blue', 1938-1942

 

Richard Pettibone
Piet Mondrian, 'Composition, Red-White', 1938, first state of 'Composition #4 Red-Blue', 1938-1942
2012

Leo Castelli
Richard Pettibone, Marcel Duchamp, 'Bicycle Wheel', 1913-1964

 

Richard Pettibone
Marcel Duchamp, 'Bicycle Wheel', 1913-1964
2013

Leo Castelli
Richard Pettibone, Fountain, Newborn

 

Richard Pettibone
Fountain, Newborn
2013

Leo Castelli
Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol, 'Large Coca Cola', 1962

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol, 'Large Coca Cola', 1962
2012

Leo Castelli
Richard Pettibone, and for one beautiful day there was peace

 

Richard Pettibone
and for one beautiful day there was peace
1987-1988

Fromkin Fine Art
Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol (flowers)

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol (flowers)
1970

Fromkin Fine Art
Richard Pettibone, Marilyn with Red background

 

Richard Pettibone
Marilyn with Red background
1978

Fromkin Fine Art
Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol, 'Campbell's Soup Can, Chili Beef', 1962

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol, 'Campbell's Soup Can, Chili Beef', 1962
1990-2009

Leo Castelli
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Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol self-portrait

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol self-portrait, 1976
ink and acrylic on canvas

 

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Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol Mao

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol Mao, 1975
acrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas

 

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Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Can, Chili Beef, 1962

 

Richard Pettibone
Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Can, Chili Beef, 1962, 1990-2009
oil and silkscreen inks on canvas

 

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1938   Born: Los Angeles, CA
1965   Began making faithful copies in miniature of works by the successful artists of his day
2010   Look Again - Marlborough Chelsea, New York City, NY
2009   Rip-Off: Between Appropriation and the Appropriated, Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, NY
Polaroids: Diana Kingsley, Richard Pettibone, Mike and Doug Starn, Leo Castelli, New York, NY
Post-War and Contemporary Art, Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, NY
2008   Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Richard Pettibone: Paintings of Sculptures, Leo Castelli, New York, NY (solo)
Accidental Modernism, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
2007   Miniaturizing Modernism, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (solo)
If Everybody had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, une exposition, CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
What Is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
If Everybody had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
Endless Western Sunset, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
2006   Richard Pettibone. Sixty-four Campbell’s Soup Cans, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Richard Pettibone - A Retrospective, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
Busy going crazy -The Sylvio Perlstein collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
The Subverted Object, Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY
2005   Richard Pettibone - A Retrospective, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
2004   Richard Pettibone. Works 1964 - 2004, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   The Real Thing, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Living with Duchamp, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2001   Work: Shaker Design and Recent Art, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2000   Minimal Affect - Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Miami, FL
1999   Originale echt/falsch, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany
1998   The '60s in the Seventies, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
1996   The Subverted Object, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  The West Collection, Oaks, PA
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
2005    Berry, Ian, Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective. Laguna Art Museum, 2005