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    Sale 2050

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Sale

    13 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957)

    No Title (The thing cannot be seen)

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    Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957)
    No Title (The thing cannot be seen)
    ink on paper
    74 x 52 in. (187.9 x 132 cm.)
    Drawn in 2000.

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    The thing cannot be seen once in six months; it would not have been noticed, much less introduced by an ordinary artist, and to the public, it is a dead letter, or an offense. Ninety-nine persons in a hundred would not have surfed this pale wreath of parallel cloud above the hill, and the hundreth in all probability says it is unnatural. But I did.


    Regen Projects, Los Angeles
    Private collection, Houston


    Houston, Texas Gallery, Works on Paper: Crumb, Dunham, Pettibon, Price, Saul, Wesley, June-July 2006.
    Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, April-June 2003.