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Title Lari Pittman : declaration of independence / edited by Connie Butler ; contributions by Vanessa Arizmendi, George Baker, Connie Butler, Donatien Grau, Helen Molesworth, Duro Olowu.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : Hammer Museum ; Munich ; London ; New York : DelMonico Books - Prestel, 2019.
[place of distribution not identified]: DelMonico Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Pittman,L LAR    Available
Description 295 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (September 29, 2019-January 5, 2020) and Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway (May 24-October 5, 2020).
Summary One of the most prolific and exuberant painters of the past three decades, Lari Pittman creates works that mirror the social fabric of his time. This dazzling volume follows Pittman's trajectory as his visual language evolved and his technical mastery grew ever more sophisticated. From his early works- defiant affirmations of identity in the increasingly conservative 1980s-to his more recent subjects that feature emblems of cultural regression and commercialism, Pittman's paintings are uniquely operatic and ambitious. This book features over sixty paintings and thirty drawings, including Pittman's mural- scale series 'Flying Carpets'. Alongside these illustrations are essays that place Pittman's imagery within both Modernism and recent histories of Los Angeles; and examine the work's political commentary as well as its many literary references. Serving as a cipher for the political tensions around the body and transcultural identity, Lari Pittman emerges as an artist who speaks truth to power through a visual language that reflects the contemporary world.
Contents Foreword / Ann Philbin -- Acknowledgements / Connie Butler -- The Polyphony of the Now, or Why Not Have a Protest That Is a Party? / Connie Butler -- Décor, the Decorative, Decorum / Helen Molesworth -- In the Aftermath of History / Donatien Grau -- Other Grids / George Baker -- Persuasive Pattern / Duro Olowu -- Selected Chronology / Vanessa Arizmendi.
Event "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence" : September 29, 2019-January 5, 2020, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States.
"Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence" : May 24-October 5, 2020, Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway.
Language Text in English.
Subject Pittman, Lari, 1952- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pittman, Lari, 1952- -- Exhibitions.
Pittman, Lari, 1952- -- Themes, motives.
Painting, American -- California -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, American -- California -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Gay artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Gay artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Pittman, Lari, 1952- artist.
Pittman, Lari, 1952- Works. Selections.
Butler, Cornelia H, editor, author.
Molesworth, Helen, author.
Grau, Donatien, author.
Baker, George (George Thomas), 1970- author.
Olowu, Duro, author.
Arizmendi, Vanessa, author.
Hammer Museum, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Kistefos-museet, host institution.
Added Title Declaration of independence
ISBN 9783791356891 hardcover
3791356895 hardcover

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