Go See: Richard Pettibone at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, April 11 – May 23

April 17th, 2008

Richard Pettibone via the NYmag

From April 11 until May, 23 Leo Castelli gallery features Richard Pettibone’s new exhibition based on Andy Warhol’s works. The show is called “paintings of sculptures.” The painter had previously completed works Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe as well as his little electric chair. The show suggests appropriation themes such as Richard Prince’s using photography by another artist for his own works.

Pettibone’s exhibition [NY mag]
“Paintings of sculptures” [Leo Castelli]

Richard Pettibone via the institut of retrospective art

The source of these paintings are not the ‘box’ sculptures themselves, but the photos of the sculptures as they appear in the catalogue raisonne . An example of one box of each type is published in the Andy Warhol catalogue raisonne and Pettibone has painted each image the same size as it appears.