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In conversation: Painter Lari Pittman finds beauty in violence and telenovelas. He also has advice for MOCA

Over four decades, Pittman has created deeply layered paintings, often in buoyant color palettes and inspired by the applied arts. In these, he has touched on the wide range of human emotion, such as mortality, power and the vagaries of sex and desire, namely, the homoerotic kind.