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New Perspectives Tour

VAVOOM: Process and Self-Portrait

Cover Image:

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (This feeling is), 2011. Pen and ink on paper, 37 1/4 × 49 1/4 in (94.6 × 125.7 cm). Private collection. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Join us for a tour of “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work,” where we will discuss examples of Pettibon’s drawings that illuminate his working process. By closely examining his use of source material and the appearance of allegorical or poetic characters, we will consider the various forms of self-portraiture that appear in the exhibition. On this tour, we will also focus on Pettibon’s ongoing archive of text and image fragments, his Vavoom works, and his wave paintings as we interrogate the role of collecting and pastiche in artistic process, and work to understand how Pettibon conceives of his own relationship to the environment around him.

New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here and meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour.

The current New Museum Teaching Fellow is Maggie Mustard, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is completing her dissertation on postwar Japanese photography.


The New Perspectives tour program and Teaching Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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