Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pat Steir, La Ligne du Coeur/Ther Heart Line, Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France, 1992

This double-sided artists' accordion book was published on the occasion of Pat Steir's exhibition at Le Magasin (Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble), from June 6 - August 2nd, 1992.

On the inside cover Steir includes the following poem:

The Heart Line
A line is drawn, cut, crafted, felt and seen.
The Heart Line is a social history, a collection
of magical images.
Because images made in a single line have been
thought to carry omens.
I have connected all of the images in one timeless
chaotic line to make a single drawing of "history"
with space for the future, both of which in spirit
and reality are always now.

The power of the line has always played an important role in Steir's work and this accordion illustrates this in two ways: one side of the book appears to reproduce a series of drawings all connected by line, and the other side documents the line drawing that Steir created at La Magasin in her 1992 exhibition.

An intriguing and curious artists' book that explores an area of ongoing concern for this important woman artist.

20 pages at 5.75"(h) x 8.25"(w) each. Fully opened at 13ft 9".






The other side.


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