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Lari Pittman All that Glitters is Gold, 2000 Pigment inkjet

Lari Pittman All that Glitters is Gold, 2000 Pigment inkjet

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Lari Pittman
All that Glitters is Gold, 2000
Pigment inkjet on Hahnemuhle paper
24 x 20 inches
Edition of 75; this impression numbered "16/75"
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil verso
From the 1989 Portfolio published by the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS.
Printed by Muse [X] Editions
Pristine condition: never framed, hinged or matted

This stunning museum quality Lari Pittman color lithograph is in pristine condition and has been archival stored since it was published two decades ago; this Lari Pittman color lithograph has never been hinged, framed or matted and looks as good today as it did when Lari Pittman signed and numbered this 2000 color lithograph. 

Born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, Pittman received a 1974 BFA and a 1976 MFA  from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Inspired by commercial advertising, folk art and decorative traditions, Pittman's meticulously layered paintings transform pattern and signage into luxurious scenes fraught with complexity, difference and desire.In a manner both visually gripping and psychologically strange, Pittman’s hallucinatory works reference myriad aesthetic styles, from Victorian silhouettes to social realist murals to Mexican “retablos.”

Pittman uses anthropomorphic depictions of furniture, weapons, and animals—loaded with symbolism—to convey themes of romantic love, violence, and mortality. Pittman's paintings and drawings are a personal rebellion against rigid, puritanical dichotomies; they demonstrate the complementary nature of beauty and suffering, pain and pleasure—and direct the viewer’s attention to bittersweet experiences and the value of sentimentality in art. 

Despite subject matter that changes from series to series, Pittman’s deployment of simultaneously occurring narratives and opulent imagery reflects the rich heterogeneity of American society, the artist’s Colombian heritage, and the distorting effects of hyper-capitalism on everyday life.

Pittman has received many awards, including a Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award, 2004; the Skowhegan Medal, 2002; and three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1987, 1989, 1993. He has had major exhibitions at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1998; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1996; and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1996. He has participated in the Venice Biennale, 2003; Documenta ×, 1997; and three Whitney Biennial exhibitions,1993, 1995, 1997. Pittman lives and works in Los Angeles.
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