Artists

ROB PRUITT

Biography

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Rob Pruitt was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C. Internationally renowned contemporary artist Rob Pruitt skyrocketed to fame in the late 80's as half of the art team Pruitt-Early. Their celebrated bodies of work, "Artwork for Teenage Boys" and "Artwork for Teenage Girls," took art about gender politics into a radical new pop arena. At the height of their fame, Pruitt-Early presented "The Red Black Green Red White and Blue Project" at Leo Castelli Gallery, addressing the marketing of African American pop culture to the public at large. In an era of politically correct art, the show was disastrously received. Pruitt-Early split up soon after, and Pruitt disappeared from the art world for several years. In 1998, Pruitt exploded back onto the scene with "Cocaine Buffet," "101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself," and his wildly popular glitter paintings of panda bears. This year, Abrams Publishing will be releasing a comprehensive career monograph entitled "Low and Behold: the Art of Rob Pruitt." He currently lives and works in New York. 

Projects

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ROB PRUITT: HOLY CRAP
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APF x HOT SOX