No. 415: Lari Pittman

Episode  No. 415 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Lari Pittman.

 

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The Hammer Museum recently debuted “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,” a retrospective of Pittman’s nearly forty-year career. The exhibition reveals Pittman’s engagements with America’s history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The exhibition was curated by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler. It is on view through January 5, 2020. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $51.

Pittman is one of America’s most-honored artists. His work is in the collection of virtually every important American art museum. Pittman has received awards from the International Association of Art Critics, the Skowhegan Medal, and he has been granted three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His work has been featured in many important international exhibitions, including Documenta and the Venice Biennale.

Air date: October 17, 2019.

Lari Pittman, Birthplace, 1984.

Lari Pittman, Plymoth Rock, 1985.

Lari Pittman, An American Place, 1986.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, The Senseless Cycles, Tender and Benign, Bring Great Comfort, 1988.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, This Amusement, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless, 1989.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, Transformational and Needy, 1990.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, This Wholesomeness, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless, 1990.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, Transfigurative and Needy, 1991.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, Untitled #16, 2003.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, Untitled #8 (The Dining Room), 2005.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, The Making of a Boy, 1952, 2012.

© Lari Pittman, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Lari Pittman, Flying Carpet with a Waning Moon Over a Violent Nation, 2013.

One thought on “No. 415: Lari Pittman

  1. Thank you for this episode. I live in Los Angeles and listen to your show regularly. Listening to you and Lari Pittman talk in his studio about the breath and depth of his work, and it’s place in Southern California was a joy to hear. I can’t wait to see the show and as always take with me a deeper understanding of the work from your sharing.

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