Pat Steir: Installations, 2006
Text by Doris von Drathen
200 pages, Hardcover
Published by Edizioni Charta, Milano
A few years ago, The New York Times's Ken Johnson wrote of a series of Pat Steir paintings that "Beauty and Intellect join forces" in them, and that "what saves them from being just pretty pictures is the way they weave together several strands of meaning into a more complex conceptual fabric." Over the decades Steir has been carrying on just the sort of A-list painting career that pulls in accolades like that, putting up installations of her paintings in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. This monograph contains complete biographical and bibliographical information, an essay and an extensive interview between Doris von Drathen and Steir. This is the first publication to survey her site-specific wall drawings and installations, as well as Steir's proposals for future site specific projects which stand on their own as unique works.