"Once a Noun, Now a Verb #3" (1998)

"Once a Noun, Now a Verb #3," 1998
Flat oil on mahogany panel, 48 x 36 inches. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"Suffering and beauty are not antithetical, but actually complementary. It isn’t about morbidity. It’s actually a cultural mindset that is predisposed to aestheticizing even pain and suffering. It’s not seen as decadent. It’s just about a duality of things."

- Lari Pittman