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Everlasting Waterfall

Pat Steir

Contemporary Art

On View: American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape, 5th Floor

In her Waterfall series, Pat Steir has explored the imagery of water, continuing her fascination with landscape. This work, which verges on abstraction, is nevertheless an evocative representation of a waterfall. The artist applied a number of horizontal brushstrokes loaded with thinned paint at the top of the canvas, and the paint streamed down in lines, drips, and rivulets, emulating the properties of water.

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1989
DIMENSIONS 108 1/2 x 95in. (275.6 x 241.3cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, American Landscape, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.109
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan, and gift of Edward A. Bragaline, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Pat Steir
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CAPTION Pat Steir (American, born 1940). Everlasting Waterfall, 1989. Oil on canvas, 108 1/2 x 95in. (275.6 x 241.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council and purchased with funds given by National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan, and gift of Edward A. Bragaline, by exchange, 1990.109. © Pat Steir
IMAGE overall, 1990.109_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (88%)
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