Published to accompany an early survey of the work of New York artist Pat Steir, this book covers the period from her earliest mature work in 1971 through the major triptychs of the early 1980s. Steir, an artist often out of step with current critical fashion, has created a significant body of theory-based work that is nonetheless a glorious feast for the eye. One of a generation of women who first came to public attention at a time when female artists were less likely to achieve public or critical acclaim than their male counterparts, Steir works in distinct series and has produced a number of iconic works of art that influence her peers and younger painters alike. Includes essays by Ted Castle and Marti Mayo; and documentation on the artist’s career.
1983. 56 pages; 8 color, 16 black-and-white reproductions. ISBN 0-936080-10-8