Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART: Like You

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
Like You
Image View: 
Overall view in gallery
Creator: 
Lari Pittman (American painter, born 1952)
Location: 
repository: Broad Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States) F-PITT-1P95.26a-e
Location Note: 
221 S. Grand Avenue
GPS: 
+34.0544-118.251
Date: 
1995 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
American
Style Period: 
Twentieth century
Work Type 1: 
painting (visual work)
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
oil paint; enamel paint on five mahogany panels
Technique: 
oil painting (technique)
Measurements: 
243.84 cm (height) x 812.8 (width) x 4.45 cm (depth)
Subjects: 
abstraction; contemporary (1960 to present); typography or calligraphy; symbols; graphics; patterns
Description: 
This monumentally sized work is comprised of five panels. Lari Pittman has filled up the painting, flattening perspective and making each panel sparkle with activity. By bringing everything to the surface, Pittman creates a device upon which to layer more. Pittman’s work does not easily break down into typical binaries, and here he actively seeks to disrupt them. The imagery is both interior and exterior, decorative and narrative, graphic and painterly. The work depicts an event in full swing; an upheaval of order, perhaps a riot or a parade with androgynous thong-wearing revelers and hands that could be praying or clapping. It presents nuanced complexities and the city portrayed may even be Los Angeles in the aftermath of the 1992 riots. (Source: Broad Museum [website]; https://www.thebroad.org/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-PITMAN-LY-A01
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.