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Oil on canvas painting by Pat Steir entitled "Red", 2018

Pat Steir

Red, 2018

Oil on canvas

60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

© Pat Steir
Photo by Tom Powel Imaging, Inc. Courtesy Vito Schnabel Gallery

Louise Neri and Pepi Marchetti Franchi, who co-organized “Pat Steir: Paintings,” explain what makes the artist tick.

Pat Steir is a quintessential artist’s artist. For over fty years, she has been relentless in her experimentation, blending a process-heavy rigor with a sense of spontaneity.

Steir rst emerged on the New York scene in the 1970s with conceptual, often text-based works. By the 1980s she innovated her abstract “Waterfall” paintings, made from a unique process of pouring paint and inspired by Eastern philosophies and the works of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Over the decades, Steir’s works have become a touchstone for younger generations of artists.

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