Richard Pettibone

March 23 - May 27, 2016

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Ticolat Tamura is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of American artist, Richard Pettibone in Hong Kong. 80 works from 1963 to 2007 will be on view at Ticolat Tamura, 601 Printing House, 6 Duddell Street in Central.

Richard Pettibone (born 1938, Los Angeles) is one of the pioneers of Appropriation art, the practice of quoting, copying or deforming objects or pre-existing works of art, which was developed by numerous artists in the second half of the 20th century.

As a young painter, Richard Pettibone made a name for himself when he began replicating on a miniature scale works by famous artists. His selection process is careful and deliberate, and reveals his deep respect for those whose work forms the basis of his own. His versions of Andy Warhol’s soup cans, Jasper Johns’ flags, Frank Stella’s black paintings, and countless more works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian and Constantin Brancusi - all miniature sized to evoke the intimacy of the works. Pettibone is often seen as having paved the way for 1980s appropriation art, raising questions about the ownership of ideas and the nature of originality. The artist reproduced those works he most admired in order to better appropriate, conserve and admire them. Marcel Duchamp (bicycle wheel), along with Andy Warhol (Campbell soup cans) were of significant influence. Pettibone encountered their ideas at full force in Warhol’s first gallery show (of the Campbell soup cans) at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1965 and at Leo Castelli in 1969.

Between 2005-2006 the artist had a retrospective of approximately 200 paintings and sculptures at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California and The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

At the beginning of the 1970s, he moved to Charlotteville, New York where he continues to work today.

Selected Public Collections: Neue Galerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Wallraf-Richartz Museum (Collection Peter Ludwig), Cologne Kunstammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek Tate Gallery, London Victoria and Albert Museum, London Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Mittelrheinisches Landesmuseum, Mainz Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Moderna Museet, Stockholm Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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