Sunday, February 19, 2017


By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
His Jesus drawings were made ever more interesting by the handwritten phrases beside them such as: "No pool of Alpine fountain at its source was purer."
Goodmorning from Key West! In New York City today, New Museum visitors will explore Raymond Pettibon's graphic images of rising seas, cathedrals, surfers, and even Jesus too,  but in Key West, as we head out to church, we'll be looking out over true blue waters. Admittedly, Pettibon is an atypical guide to religion. He is a legendary social critic, whose work, The New York Times described as "deeply creepy, beyond dystopian." There is nothing reverential about his work, but it does prompt both practical and spiritual questions. On this morning, Raymond Pettibon's drawing raises one question: how do you know when your source is pure?

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