Lari Pittman







Arizmendi, Vanessa, George Baker, Connie Butler, Donatien Grau, Helen Molesworth, and Duro Olowu. Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence, Los Angeles, CA/New York, NY: Hammer Museum/Prestel Publishing, 2019 



Melandri, Lisa, Helen Molesworth, and Kelly Shindler. A Decorated Chronology, St. Louis, MO: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2013
Colombo, Paolo. Lari Pittman, Athens: Bernier/Eliades Gallery, 2013
Lari Pittman, Dijon: Le Consortium, 2013



Koestenbaum, Wayne, Helen Molesworth, Lisa Phillips, and Robert Storr. Lari Pittman, New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2011



Kertess, Klaus, and Anthony Vidler. Lari Pittman: Paintings and Works on Paper, Berlin: c/o – Atle Gerhardsen/ Gladstone Gallery and Regen Projects, 2008



Bonami, Francesco, Doug Harvey, and Alison M. Gingeras. Lari Pittman, Nice: Villa Arson, 2005



Bayley, Paul, Paolo Colombo, and Alex Farquharson, and Christopher Knight, Lari Pittman, Manchester/Exeter: Cornerhouse/Spacex, 1998



Fox, Howard, Dave Hickey, and Paul Schimmel. Lari Pittman: A Survey: 1982 - 1996, Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1996
Brown, Elizabeth, and Laurence Rickels. Lari Pittman: Drawings, 1982 to 1985, Santa Barbara, CA: University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara, 1996



Knight, Christopher. Lari Pittman Paintings 1992, Vienna: Galerie Krinzinger, 1992


Selected Catalogues and Publications



Beckwith, Naomi, Valerie Steele, Ekow Eshun, Valerie Steele, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Thelma Golden. Duro Olowu: Seeing, Chicago, IL: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Prestel Publishing, 2020



Manné, Jamie G., ed., and Christine Robinson. Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles, CA/New York, NY: The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation/Prestel, 2017, pp. 198 – 201 [ill.]



Beck, Chelsea. The Broad Collection, Los Angeles, CA/New York, NY: The Broad/Prestel, 2015, pp. 350 – 355 [ill.]

Hushka, Rock, and Jonathan David Katz. Art AIDS America, Tacoma, WA/Seattle, WA: Tacoma Art Museum and University of Washington Press, 2015, pp. 208 [ill.]

Miller, Dana, and Adam D. Weinberg. Whitney Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collection. New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Press, 2015, p. 307 [ill.]

Baker, George, Ann Goldstein, Michael Maltzan, and Shaun Caley Regen. Regen Projects 25, New York, NY: Prestel, 2015


Decade, Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2012, p. 209
This Will Have Been, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012, pp. 219 – 221



Alexander, Darsie. The Spectacular of Vernacular, Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 2011, pp. 96 – 97 [ill., cover] 


Collischan, Judy. Made in the U.S.A.: Modern/Contemporary Art in America, Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2010
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, Cambridge, MA: San Antonio Museum of Art in Association with the MIT Press, p. 76 [ill.]


Paton, Justin. How to Look at a Painting, published by Awa Press, Wellington, New Zealand, 2008, p. 18 [ill.]
MoMA: Highlights since 1980, New York: The Museum of Contemporary Art, p. 99 [ill.]
Heartney, Eleanor. Art & Today, London: Phaidon, 2008, pp. 212 – 214 [ill.]
This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008, pp. 234 – 235 [ill.]
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008, p. 191 [ill.]


Eden's Edge Fifteen LA Artists, Los Angeles, CA: Hammer Museum, 2007, pp. 28 – 33 [ill.]
Imagination Becomes Reality: An Exhibition on the Expanded Concept of Painting, Works from the Goetz Collection: Part VI, Munich: Sammlung Goetz, 2007, pp. 130 – 131 [ill.]
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century Vol. 4, New York, NY: Abrams, 2007, pp. 194 – 205 [ill.]


Holland Cherene and Amy Milgrub Marshall, eds. Couples Discourse, University Park, PA: Palmer Museum of Art, 2006, pp. 110 – 111 [ill.]
Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig, eds.. No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists, New York, NY: D.A.P., 2006, p. 297 [ill.]
Infinite Painting, Passariano, Italy: Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, 2006, pp. 132 – 133 [ill.]

Grenier, Catherine. Los Angeles 1955-1985, Paris: Editions du Centre Georges Pompidou, pp. 362 – 363 [ill.]
Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond, San Jose, CA: San Jose Museum of Art, 2006, pp. 17, 214 – 215 [ill.]


No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists, New York, NY: D.A.P., 2005, p. 297 [ill.]
Singular Expressions: Nine Artists in Three Galleries November to February, Lincoln, NE: Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, 2005, pp. 45, 50 – 51 [ill.]
CAP Collection, Dublin: Arlène Bonnant et al., 2005, pp. 228 – 231 [ill.]
Drawing from the Modern, 1975 – 2005, New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 2005, pp. 123 [ill.]
POPulence, Houston, TX: Blaffer Gallery, , 2005, pp. 28 – 33 [ill.]
Drucker, Johanna. Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity, Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2005, pp. 138 – 141,144 [ill.]
Kraus, Chris, Jane McFadden, and Jan Tumlir. L.A. Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005, p. 54, 89 [ill.]


Duncan, Michael. High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, published by Hudson Hills Press, New York, NY, 2004, pp. 30, 106-7 [ill.]
Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, Santa Fe, NM: Site Santa Fe, 2004, pp. 102 – 103 [ill.]
Art At Work: Forty Years of The JP Morgan Chase Collection, New York, NY: The Chase Manhattan Corporation, p. 235 [ill.]


Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Bielfeld, Germany: Kerber Verlag, 2003, pp. 80, 143 170 – 171 [ill.]
Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, la Biennale di Venezia, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice: Marsilio Editori, 2003, p. 462
The Not-So-Still-Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose, CA: San Jose Museum of Art, 2003, p. 152 [ill.]
Reverie: Works from the Collection of Douglas S. Kramer, Louisville, KY: The Speed Art Museum, 2003, p. 16
Codeluppi, Vanni, Il Potere del Consumo, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2003 [ill., cover]

White Cube, Volume I, Göttingen: Steidl Publishers, 2002 [ill.]
American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY: Abrams, 2002, p. 241 [ill.]


The Mystery of Painting, Munich: Sammlung Goetz, 2001, p. 192 [ill.]


Lyons, Lisa. Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty, Los Angeles, CA:. Paul Getty Museum, 2000, pp. 40 – 43 [ill.]

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000, pp. 256 – 257 [ill.]
Reading Caifornia: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000, p. 300 [ill.]


Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists, Pasadena, CA: Flintridge Foundation, , 1999 – 2000, p. 36 [ill.]


Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, London: Hayward Gallery, 1998
Bonami, Francesco, ed. L.A. Times: Art e da Los Angeles nella Collezione Re Rebaudengo Sandretto, Turin: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 1998 [ill.]
Shimbun, Asahi. American Stories: Amidst Displacement and Transformation, Tokyo: Setagaya Art Museum, Japan, 1998 [ill.]
American Art 1975-1995 from the Whitney Museum: Multiple Identity, Milan: Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Edizioni Charta, 1998
Torres, Jose Alvaro Perdice. Cruising L.A., Madrid: Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, 1998 [ill.]
Crenzien, Helle and Lars Nittve. Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997, Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1998 [ill.]

Hauptman, Jodi. “Imagining Cities: Lari Pittman's Urban Groove,” In: Fernand LegerNew York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1998, pp. 83 – 90 [ill.]



Fleming, Jeff. Women's Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, Winston-Salem, NC: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 1997, p. 6 [ill.]
Neri, Louise and Lisa Phillips. 1997 Biennial Exhibition, New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art and Abrams Publishers, 1997 [ill.]
Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1997, p. 3 [ill.]


Amalfitano, Lelia. Social Fictions: Lari Pittman/Andrea Zittel, Boston, MA: The Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Art, 1996
Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1996, p. 22 [ill.]
a/drift, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 1996 [ill.]

Stereo-Tip, Ljubljana: Soros Center for Contemporary Art, 1995, pp. 60 – 61 [ill.]


Gudis, Catherine, Norman Klein, Lane Relyea, and Paul Schimmel. Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, Los Angeles, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art  Los Angeles, 1992