Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursdays: Video - Jonathan Lethem Speaks With Raymond Pettibon About His Work

This week’s Throwback Thursday is for all the art nerds out there.

Jonathan Lethem, the Roy E. Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College, is the critically acclaimed author of "Motherless Brooklyn," "The Fortress of Solitude," "Chronic City," and "Dissident Gardens". Back in  2013 he collaborated with Raymond Pettibon on a monographic survey of the artist's work, which embraces a spectrum of American "high" and "low" culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, literature, sports, religion, politics, and sexuality.

Raymond, who is most well-known for his iconic punk rock graphics, is as relevant as ever, although not the best speaker. In fact as of late his work has been licensed to NYC trend setters Supreme. The conversation starts out a little awkward but as things move along Raymond becomes more comfortable and opens up more about his process, collaborations, comics, film making and more. 

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