"This Landscape, beloved and despised, continues regardless" (1989)

This Landscape, beloved and despised, continues regardless, 1989
Acrylic and enamel on mahogany panel; 72 x 60 inches
Private collection
Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

"When you’re looking at the work, you’re looking at something visually declarative, but it requires a subtextual reading or a capacity or predisposition for reading code. That’s why I used the Victorian silhouettes. It was just a great conceptual armature to be able to filter social code through. I like that the work is visually very declarative and available to everybody. But watch out! There’s a code, and you’d better know it."
—Lari Pittman