Richard Pettibone

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania 118 South 36th Street
April 30–July 31, 2005

Curated by Ian Berry and Michael Duncan

Even if you’ve had your fill of the ’80s Levine/Bidlo art-quoting-art buffet, you may want to loosen your belt for this retrospective of over two hundred paintings and sculptures by Richard Pettibone. Along with Elaine Sturtevant, Pettibone expanded on Duchamp’s precedent before appropriation and quotation became buzzwords. This show, co-organized by the Tang (Berry) and the Laguna Art Museum (Duncan), spans six decades and includes early miniaturized copies of Warhol, Stella, and others—which, perhaps more than any appropriationist gesture, needled at the souvenir/ collectible aspect of art.

Travels to the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Nov. 19, 2005–Feb. 12, 2006; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, Mar. 12–May 28, 2006.