Lari Pittman puts a lot of sexual imagery into his paintings -- but don't overthink it

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Photo by Gina Pollack

Lari Pittman’s work has been shown at every major museum in LA. He’s on the board at MOCA and the Hammer. He’s been a tenured professor at UCLA since the late ‘90s. Museum director Lisa Phillips says that Lari Pittman is one of the most important painters of his generation because he bucked the minimalist trend before it was fashionable to do so.


Lari Pittman - Los Angeles-based contemporary artist

Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole