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No title (Whirrrrr! Not too)

Artist

Raymond Pettibon

Date

1992

Institution Walker Art Center
Location Not on view.
No title (Whirrrrr!  Not too), Raymond Pettibon
Courtesy Walker Art Center
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Medium: Drawings and Watercolors, Drawings | ink on paper
Size: sheet 21.5 x 16.1875 inches
Culture: American
Inscriptions: in blue ink on reverse M "Raymond Pettibon 92"; in pencil on reverse lower R "2318"
Physical Description: four portraits of a man in a hat;text reads "Whirrrrr! Not too loud (the helicopter) - - wish we could make it whisper: ssshh! Top secret: The sound of losers' walk (on defeat): pitter-pat -- tip-toe through rice paddies: Boom! - -Someone planted a thorn! American history starts here in retreat. With their tales between their feet sweeping the mine-fields: history's so near! Friendly fire (it up and pass it 'round): All point in the same direction: downtown (Saigon); same spot (same cooker or hooker) - - then shots ring out from the grassy knoll near the white house and the casualties mount (after a friendly count): Ta-tit-for-tat-ta! But listen to the mockingbird: Bra-ta-ta-tat! And still batting their wings for Bob Hope: a joke sustained; old jokes never die, they make general. A brake (for a fall!) in the voice of America while the birds re-arm their darwings for bird Vietnamization: fly retreat every change in the weather."
Credit: Collection Walker Art Center; T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1996
Accession Number: 1996.70
Rights: Copyright retained by the artist
Artist: Raymond Pettibon, American, b. 1957
Role: Artist
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American, b. 1957
Added to Site: March 1, 2009