"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"It was important to make a painting about a dining room, a living room, the garden, and infuse that with as much power as the banking world or law. . . . I’ve never lived a stripped down life. I don’t think I could. So regardless of fortune or misfortune, I would devise some sort of bubble or protection for myself. I mean in that sense it’s a really keen sense of survival, and a voracious one really."
- Lari Pittman