"The sounds of belief, to an atheist, are very touching" (1988)

"The sounds of belief, to an atheist, are very touching," 1988
Acrylic on mahogany panel, 96 x 64 inches. Private collection, Los Angeles. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"As an atheist, I am attracted to religious art because it usually represents a hyperbolic moment like the suffering or martyrdom of a saint or...a dramatic moment in the life of Christ and a shocking image of a tortured physical body. So I look at a religious image through a secular lens."

- Lari Pittman

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