Lot 55 of 426:
Twenty one zines by Raymond Pettibon  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Twenty-one zines by Raymond Pettibon
Author:
Pettibon, Raymond
Place:
[Los Angeles]
Publisher:
SST Pubs. / Superflux Pubs.
Date:
Various dates
Description:

21 zines. Illustrated from drawings by Raymond Pettibon and others. 21.6x14 cm (8½x5½"). 16 of 21 numbered by the artist.

Maverick American artist and punk rocker Raymond Pettibon showed early that he was not just the bass player for Black Flag. In the early days of LA punk his drawings were distributed through these photo-copied zines and on album covers; his drawings and artists' books are now represented in museums worldwide. Provenance: from the collection of a Pettibon friend, Steven Abrams.

Comprises:

  • My Struggle for Life After Death. SST Pubs., [1982]. 32 pp. Unnumbered copy to match the edition of 500 copies, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 5.
  • Tripping Corpse 5. SST Pubs., [1984]. 28 pp. No. 97 of 500 numbered copies, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 18.
  • American Lynch Law. SST Pubs., [1985]. 28 pp. No. 37 of 500 numbered copies, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 19.
  • The Express Sex Train. SST Pubs., [1985]. 28 pp. No. 196 of 500 copies, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 22.
  • New Wavy Gravy with Nelson Tarpenny. SST Pubs., [1985]. 28 pp. No. 404 of 500 numbered copies. Ohrt 28.
  • New Wavy Gravy 2. SST World Library, 28 pp. Unnumbered copy to match the edition of 500, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 29.
  • The Observable World. SST Pubs., [1985]. 28 pp. Unnumbered copy to match the edition of 500, 400 of which were destroyed. Ohrt 30.
  • Bluebeard's Boudoir. [1989]. 36 pp. No. 18 of 60 numbered copies. Ohrt 60.
  • Harlow Hair. STP Pubs., [1990]. 40 pp. No. 34 of 50 numbered copies. Ohrt 74.
  • Liz with Nelson Tarpenny. STP Pubs., [1990]. 40 pp. No. 43 of 50 numbered copies. Ohrt 77.
  • 12 O'Clock Shadow with Nelson Tarpenny. [Superflux Pubs], 1991. 32 pp. No. 15 of 100 numbered copies. (Coffee stains to last few leaves). Ohrt 81. 
  • From a Tower. Superflux Pubs., [1991]. 28 pp. No. 67 of 75 numbered copies. Ohrt 84.
  • Knocking on the Louvre. Superflux Pubs., [1991]. 40 pp. No. 54 of 75 numbered copies. Ohrt 87.
  • Origin Issue. [1991]. 40 pp. No. 30 of 75 numbered copies. Ohrt 88.
  • Sweet Luther. Superflux Pubs., 1991. 40 pp. No. 10 of 75 numbered copies. Ohrt 92.
  • Watching Onan. Superflux Pubs., [1991]. 40 pp. No. 70 of 75 numbered copies. Ohrt 95.
  • The Cloud of Unreading with Nelson Tarpenny. [1992]. 40 pp. No. 31 of 100 numbered copies. Ohrt 97.
  • The Language of Romantic Thought. Superflux Pubs., 1992. 36 pp. No. 27 of 100 numbered copies. Ohrt 98.
  • One Foot in the Mouth, One Foot on the Shelf. Superflux Pubs., [1992]. 36 pp. No. 63 of 100 numbered copies. Ohrt 101.
  • Super Session Ten. STP pubs., [1992]. 32 pp. No. 46 of 100 numbered copies. Ohrt 102.
  • Twice-Tolled Bells with David Larsen. Superflux Pubs., [1996]. 20 pp. Unnumbered copy to match the edition of 150. Ohrt 106.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Staples oxidizing, leaves with minor edge and corner wear, a few stains, some coffee stains at rear leaves of 12 O'Clock Shadow; overall very good or better.
 
Item number:
309795
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