Lari Pittman: Mood Books
Los-Angeles based artist Lari Pittman (b. 1952) is known for his exuberant, colorful, and graphically complex works. Pittman created six monumental illustrated books, each opening to more than four feet in width, containing 65 paintings. The images draw from a variety of aesthetic traditions, ranging from decorative art and design to advertising and folk art. Combined with his brilliant draftsmanship and acidic color, they advance an astute and acerbic social commentary embedded in narratives rich with real and invented mythologies.