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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Pat Steir
WAVE AFTER COURBET (EYE OF THE STORM)
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST COLLECTION

Pat Steir
WAVE AFTER COURBET (EYE OF THE STORM)
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Pat Steir
生於1940年
WAVE AFTER COURBET (EYE OF THE STORM)
oil on canvas
84 7/8 by 168 in. 215.6 by 426.7 cm.
Executed in 1986.
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來源

Khiva Gallery, San Francisco 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987

相關資料

Extending over seven feet high and 14 feet in length, the monumental expanse of Pat Steir’s Wave After Courbet (Eye of the Storm) envelops the viewer in a torrent of pigment that evinces the artist’s virtuosic and performative painterly facture. Her canvas, infusing Western and Eastern sensibilities, references both the wave paintings of Gustave Courbet and the famed woodblock prints of Hokusai. Created in 1986, a seminal moment in Steir’s career as she began to experiment with the pouring technique that would characterize her signature Waterfall paintings, the present work is an early and transitional example of the artist’s esteemed oeuvre.

The impressive scale of Wave After Courbet reflects Steir’s early investigations into painting as performance. At the time of this work’s conception, she was experimenting with the maximal degree of her arm’s gesture; using the full span and power of her body, Steir sweeps the paint across the surface in circular motions, allowing force and gravity to create the splashes and drips that define its texture. This process would ultimately lead to her renowned pouring technique, demonstrating her masterful understanding of the physicality of her revered medium: paint.

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