Artist: Rob Pruitt
Title: Giant Pandas
Size: 29 9/10 × 23 3/5 in | 76 × 60 cm
Medium: Screen print with glitter on paper
Edition: of 125
Notes: Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated by the artist on reverse
Giant Pandas Spend About 12 Hours a Day Eating Up to 15 Kilograms of Bamboo. Bamboo is Rich in Protein as Well as Fibre, Which is Why They Poop Up to 50 Times a Day! Sometimes They Eat and Poop at the Same Time
Rob Pruitt’s multidisciplinary practice embraces an incisive, playful aesthetic that combines formal rigor with pop culture references and tongue-in-cheek commentary on the art world. His work can take many forms: geometric compositions made out of pennies, glittering paintings of panda bears, and silkscreened QR codes and American flags, for example. His large-scale performances have included a recurring flea market that benefits various charities and a Hollywood-style awards ceremony that simultaneously celebrated and roasted the art world. Pruitt has exhibited in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Rome, Berlin, and Los Angeles. In 2011, New York’s Public Art Fund commissioned him to create a chrome-plated, seven-foot-tall statue of Andy Warhol in Union Square. Pruitt has been included in exhibitions at numerous institutions, including Kunsthalle Zürich, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and Tate Modern, among others.