Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner

Pettibon Tom Friedman

Raymond Pettibon’s show Here’s Your Irony Back (The Big Picture) has to be the most immediate and compelling thing up in Chelsea right now. (And yes, I did hear that Ryan Trecartin is this season’s Murakami Vuitton bag.) If you can’t make it there by next Saturday David Zwirner’s reproduced 97 works at just-too-small-to-read size on the gallery Web site.

No Title (For Thomas Friedman) struck me most directly, maybe because there wasn’t too much to read on it, and maybe just because the guy deserves it. Now that the Times pay wall has quietly come down, artists are free again to engage with and respond to the paper’s Op-Ed columnists.

Updated: Read Fuck You, Ray. Here’s YOUR Irony Back (The Really Big Picture) at ArtCal Zine (via AFC)


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