Rob Pruitt's Panda Cookie Jar Friends, 2021
Special edition of vintage panda cookie jars from the artist’s personal collection
8 pairs, each including two panda cookie jars, a signed print of the artist's grandfather's chocolate chip cookie recipe from the 1970s, low black and white plinths
Inspired by the premise of Possession Obsession, Rob Pruitt has made available for sale as a special edition his personal collection of panda cookie jars. Each edition is composed of two cookie jars standing on B&W plinths and contains a signed print of the artist's grandfather's chocolate chip cookie recipe from the 1970's. Found by the artist at garage sales, flea markets, on eBay, and received as gifts from friends and family over the years, Pruitt's special edition engages in notions of nostalgia, collecting, and domestic life. Some of these very jars have appeared in the artist's most recent iteration of his panda glitter paintings, still life works composed of Pruitt's panda collectibles.
Rob Pruitt (b.1964, Washington D.C) has shown internationally since the early 1990s, with exhibitions at Rebuild Foundation, Chicago (2019); Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (2017); the Brant Foundation in Greenwich (2015); Aspen Art Museum (2013); Dallas Contemporary (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2015); Freiburg Kunstverein (2012).