Pat Steir

​Though her early work was loosely allied with Conceptual Art and Minimalism, Pat Steir’s poured “Waterfall” paintings of the 1980s gained her acclaim. Profoundly influenced by Chinese painting traditions and techniques—especially the marks of the eighth- and ninth-century Yi-pin “ink-splashing” painters—mentorships from John Cage and Agnes Martin, and the harmony between man and nature espoused by Taoist philosophy, Steir considers elemental forces active participants in her work, intentionally removing herself from the action and allowing gravity, time, and the environment to determine the work’s result.

American, b. 1940, Newark, New Jersey, based in New York, New York

Waterfall MonoPrint #25 Waterfall MonoPrint #25
Little Red Shapes Little Red Shapes
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Pat Steir

Waterfall MonoPrint #25
Monoprint in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet,
signed, dated and annotated in pencil
(from a series of 37 monoprints), published by Crown Point Press, New York (with their blindstamps), framed.
51 x 39 1/2 inches
1988
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Little Red Shapes
Stop ground sugar lift and spit bite aquatints printed in red.
Signed and numbered
12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
Edition of 25
1991
Provenance:
Deaccessioned from Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
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