During the early 1960s, Richard Pettibone began appropriating Paintings of important Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. It was at this time that Richard Pettibone began creating his signature Miniature constructions on tiny, handcrafted stretcher bars. By miniaturizing iconic Works of Pop Art, Richard Pettibone created a new way of looking at well-known Post War and Contemporary Art Masterpieces.
During 2005-2006, the Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective Exhibition of approximately 200 paintings traveled to three Museums. The Retrospective presented a comprehensive exhibition of Pettibone's unique "art historical referencing" to a larger audience, many of whom had only been familiar with later Appropriation Artists such as Vik Muniz, Tom Friedman and Sherrie Levine.
The Roberta Smith NY Times review of the Richard Pettibone Retrospective clearly indicates she admires the Artist he has not had the attention he deserves. She writes “He has relentlessly produced exquisitely accurate pocket-size copies of modernist masterworks by artists from Duchamp and Brancusi to Lichtenstein and Warhol."
Our selection of Richard Pettibone Paintings includes iconic Miniature Masterpiece Appropriations of famous Pop Art Paintings by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Jasper Johns.