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Oil on canvas painting by Pat Steir

Pat Steir
Untitled XXVIII, 2019 (Taipei), 2019
Oil on canvas

36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

© Pat Steir Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein Courtesy the artist and Levy Gorvy

In Veronica Gonzalez Peña’s fascinating new documentary about the painter Pat Steir, which premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival earlier this year, Steir recalls an interview with the philosopher Sylvère Lotringer in which he remarked: “When I look at your work closely, I feel that your entire career has been a long effort to disappear.” “It’s true,” Steir says in the film, adding that she has been “trying to take my ego out of the art and my body out of the art. I want the paintings to express something in the will of nature.” 

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