1989. A Portfolio of 11 Images Honoring Artists Lost to AIDS

All that Glitters is Gold

2000
(American, 1952-)
Support: Hahnemuhle paper
Overall: 51.1 x 61.4 cm (20 1/8 x 24 3/16 in.)
Edition: 75 plus 12 artist's proofs
Location: not on view
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Lari Pittman made this print as part of a portfolio honoring visual and performing artists lost to the AIDS epidemic. Dedicated to pianist and singer Liberace (1919–1987), Pittman referenced the performer’s renowned love for glitz and glamour through what he calls over-decoration. The male profile (perhaps representing a young Liberace), diamonds, sunbursts, and undefined architectural elements in layers of bright, complementary colors celebrate artificiality, or in the artist’s words, “frippery,” that defines both Pittman’s practice and Liberace’s public persona.
All that Glitters is Gold

All that Glitters is Gold

2000

Lari Pittman, Alliance for the Arts, The Estate Project for Artists wih AIDS

(American, 1952-)
America, late 20th Century

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