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Richard Pettibone, ‘Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974’, 1979, Phillips
Richard Pettibone, ‘Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974’, 1979, Phillips
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Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974, 1979

Unique Polaroid print with acrylic paint
3 1/2 × 4 1/2 in
8.9 × 11.4 cm
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From the Catalogue:
In 1965, Richard Pettibone met Andy Warhol at The Factory and shared with him …

From the Catalogue:
In 1965, Richard Pettibone met Andy Warhol at The Factory and shared with him the small scale miniature paintings he created of Warhol’s work, most notably his iconic Campbell’s Soup cans. Delighted, Warhol made a quick introduction to his own dealer, Ivan Karp of the famed Castelli Gallery in New …

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Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the overmat.
Richard Pettibone
American, b. 1938
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As a young painter, Richard Pettibone began replicating on a miniature scale works by newly famous artists, and later also modernist masters, signing the original artist’s name as well as 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, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, and Constantin Brancusi—all pocket-sized to evoke the intimacy of the model trains he loved as a child—incited considerable controversy. Pettibone is often seen has having paved the way for 1980s appropriation art, raising questions about the ownership of ideas and the nature of originality that are still debated today. Writing in The New York Times, Roberta Smith notes that something besides imitation prevails in his work: “formal rigor, the personalizing effects of scale and touch, faith in materials as carriers of artistic meaning and, above all, hard-nosed, even hypercritical reverence.”

Richard Pettibone, ‘Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974’, 1979, Phillips
Richard Pettibone, ‘Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974’, 1979, Phillips
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Phillips

From the Catalogue:
In 1965, Richard Pettibone met Andy Warhol at The Factory and shared with him …

From the Catalogue:
In 1965, Richard Pettibone met Andy Warhol at The Factory and shared with him the small scale miniature paintings he created of Warhol’s work, most notably his iconic Campbell’s Soup cans. Delighted, Warhol made a quick introduction to his own dealer, Ivan Karp of the famed Castelli Gallery in New …

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the overmat.
Richard Pettibone
American, b. 1938
Follow

As a young painter, Richard Pettibone began replicating on a miniature scale works by newly famous artists, and later also modernist masters, signing the original artist’s name as well as 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, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, and Constantin Brancusi—all pocket-sized to evoke the intimacy of the model trains he loved as a child—incited considerable controversy. Pettibone is often seen has having paved the way for 1980s appropriation art, raising questions about the ownership of ideas and the nature of originality that are still debated today. Writing in The New York Times, Roberta Smith notes that something besides imitation prevails in his work: “formal rigor, the personalizing effects of scale and touch, faith in materials as carriers of artistic meaning and, above all, hard-nosed, even hypercritical reverence.”

Helmut Newton, 'Giant and Nude', Paris, 1974, 1979

Unique Polaroid print with acrylic paint
3 1/2 × 4 1/2 in
8.9 × 11.4 cm
Bidding closed
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