"Once A Noun, Now A Verb #1" (1997)

"Once A Noun, Now A Verb #1," 1997
Flat oil on mahogany panels with attached framed work on paper and three attached framed works on panel, 95 x 256 inches. Collection Norton Family Foundation. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"For me, public space is intrinsically male and heterosexual. And residential space, which is the armature that I chose to make the paintings about and through, is a more polymorphous space that allows, historically, for more polymorphous identity. That’s why residential space becomes amplified, for me, with ideological resonance and, then, worthy of some sort of representation and depiction in the paintings."

- Lari Pittman