On the opening weekend of the retrospective LARI PITTMAN—DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE—at the Hammer Museum from September 29—join Pittman and the exhibition’s organizer Connie Butler for a public conversation about the artist’s extensive painting and pedagogical practice.
Sunday, September 29, at 2 pm.
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Lari Pittman, Declaration of Independence, Hammer Museum, September 2019–January 2020, from top: Dennis Cooper, Jonathan Hammer, and Lari Pittman, have you seen… , 1991, artist book with leather cover inlaid and onlaid with sharkskin, stingray skin, plastic, and paper, tooled in gold, silver, and palladium, full suede doublures, UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Lari Pittman, The Senseless Cycles, Tender and Benign, Bring Great Comfort, 1988, acrylic and spray paint on wood, Art Institute of Chicago; Lari Pittman, This Wholesomeness, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless, 1990, acrylic and enamel on mahogany, two panels, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Lari Pittman, Maladies and Treatments, 1983, oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on paper, mounted on mahogany, collection of Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta; Lari Pittman, Untitled #8 (The Dining Room), 2005, Cel-Vinyl, acrylic, and alkyd on gessoed canvas over wood, collection of Christen Sveaas. Images courtesy and © Lari Pittman and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.