Rob Pruitt at The Brant Foundation

Rob Pruitt with Wendy, holding a pillow depicting Pruitt’s gradient face painting STUPID, 2012.

Rob Pruitt with Wendy, holding a pillow depicting Pruitt’s gradient face painting STUPID, 2012.

At the opening of Rob Pruitt’s 50th Birthday Bash exhibition at The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT, visitors were greeted by a flowering carpet highlighting the artist’s name.  The carpet traveled inside to a huge flea market, the proceeds of which benefited the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard. All manner of personal Brant-family paraphernalia was for sale, along with custom-made pillows depicting Pruitt’s gradient face paintings. A parade of self-portraits surrounded the shoppers, while upstairs viewers were treated to a chorus line of cement-filled jeans. Pruitt’s silvered tire-towers and paintings of glittering pandas touch an elemental chord, you simply have to love them!

 

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Wendy pondering Pruitt’s Bright Eyes, 2015.

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Wendy and Pruitt’s Espirit de Corps (Hokusai’s Great Wave), 2015.