Peter Pettus in Studio

Peter Pettus in his studio, Lispenard Street, New York, 1987

“‘Art has deep purposes,’ Pettus writes. ‘It can’t be understood without grasping its maker’s intentions—its power to contain opposites, to embody ‘not only… but also,’ and thus open our minds.’ Pettus’s art does that, and so does his penetrating commentary.”

John Walsh, Director Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum