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Pat Steir: Silent Secret Waterfalls

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia

12 Jan - 17 Nov 2019

The Barnes Series 

The first artist commissioned to make work for the Barnes Foundation since Matisse, Pat Steir has created a suite of 11 two-metre-high Waterfall paintings, created by pouring and flinging paint on to canvas, to hang in the Barnes’s Annenberg Court. Having risen to prominence with paintings that paired image and text in New York in the 1970s, Steir began creating these abstract ‘waterfalls’ the following decade. Find out more from the Barnes’s website. 

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The Barnes Series VI, Pat Steir

The Barnes Series VI (2018), Pat Steir. © Pat Steir

The Barnes Series VII, Pat Steir

The Barnes Series VII (2018), Pat Steir. © Pat Steir

Sixteen Waterfalls of Dreams, Memories and Sentiment, Pat Steir

Sixteen Waterfalls of Dreams, Memories and Sentiment (1990), Pat Steir. © Pat Steir

Elephant Waterfall (1990), Pat Steir. © Pat Steir

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