"Untitled #9 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation)" (1992-93)

"Untitled #9 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation)," 1992-93
Acrylic and enamel on three mahogany panels, 168 x 96 inches. Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"For me, from very early on, that attention to really fine craft was a way of temporarily transgendering. I like that feeling. I don’t know if I can explain that, but maybe it’s an enculturated transgendering- not some sort of essentialist idea of gender. In other words, I feel very liberated and free when I’m working, being dutiful and attentive to the object."

- Lari Pittman