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Pat Steir, ‘Mountain Water Painting’, Christie's
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Pat Steir

Mountain Water Painting

Oil on canvas
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Mountain Water Painting
Pat Steir
American, b. 1940
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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.

Pat Steir, ‘Mountain Water Painting’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Christie's
Signature
Mountain Water Painting
Pat Steir
American, b. 1940
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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.

Pat Steir

Mountain Water Painting

Oil on canvas
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist