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Rob Pruitt: An American Folk Artist

May 3, 2013-Jul 14, 2013
Since the early 1990s, Rob Pruitt’s risk-taking investigations into American popular culture have taken many forms. From his notorious Cocaine Buffet (1998) and glitter portraits of pandas to such events as his ongoing Flea Market and Annual Art Awards, Pruitt has employed a post-Pop sensibility to playfully satirize the art world and its ambivalent relation to celebrity and popular culture. His exhibition at the AAM will be the artist’s first ever solo museum survey in America, simultaneously charting a path through Pruitt’s diverse oeuvre and staying true to the spirit of disruption that has long been central to his practice.
Rob Pruitt's An American Folk Artist is organized by the AAM and funded in part by the AAM National Council with additional support from Allison and Warren Kanders. General exhibition support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Exhibition lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and educational outreach programming is made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.