RICHARD PETTIBONE | Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Can, Bean with Bacon', 1962

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Castelli Gallery
Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Can, Bean with Bacon', 1962, 1990-2009
Oil and silkscreen on canvas, in artist's frame
Signed, titled, and dated on the stretcher
5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. (framed)


The artist, Castelli Gallery

Richard Pettibone (American, b.1938) is a pioneer of Appropriation Art. He was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles.

In 1964, while living in Los Angeles, Pettibone began making copies of artworks by contemporary artists, like Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, whose work he saw reproduced in the pages of Artforum magazine. Pettibone’s painting were miniature, since their size was not based on the actual artworks, but on the printed image. Since those yearly years, this miniature scale has become the most iconic characteristic of Pettibone’s work. His work addressed themes of reproduction, originality and authorship.

Pettibone first exhibited with Castelli Gallery in 1969, and the gallery continues to work with the artist to this day. Richard Pettibone: Recent Works, was mounted at 18 East 77th Street in 2018.

A retrospective of Richard Pettibone’s work was organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia in 2005, which toured to the Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and Laguna Art Museum in California. More recently, a large survey exhibition of his work was organized by FLAG Art Foundation in New York in 2018. Pettibone’s work can be found in numerous collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.