Lari Pittman

American, born 1952

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Lari Pittman

American, born 1952

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A major figure in the Los Angeles art world, Lari Pittman produces large-scale, graphic paintings whose surfaces are populated with colorful, clashing imagery. Pittman worked as an interior designer for a decade before turning to painting full-time, and his work conveys a fascination with decoration and artifice. “A reflective, sensational surface is still a conduit for meaning,” he has said. An array of objects such as teapots, Russian easter eggs, and musical instruments fill his images, sometimes radiating out from a central diamond-shape or a mandala-like circle. Rather than studying his subjects closely, Pittman works from memory—sometimes on a group of paintings simultaneously—investing the ornamental with lofty themes such as life, death, love, and sex.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
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