"Untitled #3 (In the Garden)" (2005)

"Untitled #3 (In the Garden)," 2005
Cel vinyl, acrylic, and alkyd on gessoed canvas over panel, 102 x 86 inches. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York.

"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