L.A. Museums Collect Lari Pittman

Lari Pittman, Portrait of a Textile (Damask), 2018. LACMA
The Hammer's Lari Pittman exhibition includes at least half a dozen major works recently acquired by local museums. LACMA has added Portrait of a Textile (Damask) (2018), which is shown alongside the Portrait of a Human (Pathos, Ethos, Logos, Kairos #14). At LACMA Textile (Damask) joins This Wholesomeness, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless (1990), purchased in 1995 and also in the Hammer show.

Lari Pittman, Once a Noun, Now a Verb #5, 1998. MOCA
In 2016 MOCA acquired Once a Noun, Now a Verb #5 (1998), a gift of Alan Herbott and Curt Shepard. It joins the pivotal early An American Place (1986), added in 1986.
Lari Pittman, Untitled #10, 2008. UCLA Hammer Museum
Meanwhile the Hammer Contemporary Collection has acquired Pittman's Untitled #10 (2008) and Untitled #5 (2010).

The Marciano Art Foundation has lent two 2013 Flying Carpet paintings to the show.

"Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence" runs through Jan. 5, 2020.
Lari Pittman, Untitled #5, 2010. UCLA Hammer Museum