"With appreciation, I will have had understood the decorum of my mobility" (1999)

"With appreciation, I will have had understood the decorum of my mobility," 1999
Acrylic, alkyd, and aerosol on mahogany panel, 64 x 95 inches. Collection Eli Broad Family Foundation. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"I know the work looks visually micro-managed, and maybe it is. In the chaos of what I’m showing you, there is actually a rationalism of structure underlying everything. But a big part of the making of the painting is me thinking on my feet and making decisions on the spot about how to bring this representation to some fruition. I don’t always know the outcome."

- Lari Pittman