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No Title (Vavoom in the)

Photo: Mark Woods

No Title (Vavoom in the)

1991

Raymond Pettibon

American, born 1957

Appearing frequently in Raymond Pettibon’s drawings, Vavoom is a character from the 1960s cartoon Felix the Cat whose existential cry—“Vavoom!”—had the power to topple mountains and get Felix out of tight spots. Here, his scream is not met with a dramatic action but echoed instead by the voices of Felix and his adversary, the Professor, who banter about Latin oration.
Ink on paper
17 x 20 ⅞ in. (43.2 x 53 cm)
23 ⅞ x 18 ⅞ in. (60.6 x 47.9 cm) framed
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council
2014.20
Provenance: The artist; [Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California]
Photo: Mark Woods
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Pop Departures, Oct. 9, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015. Text by Catharina Manchanda et al. No cat. no., p. 102, reproduced p. 6 [no object number at time of publication].

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Sound Affect, Apr. 27, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2020.

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