Introduced by the Pat Hearn artist Patty Martori, Mary Heilmann first met Iwan Wirth and Ursula Hauser in 1994 during a visit to her exhibition at the Pat Hearn Gallery. Heilmann found kindred spirits in Hauser & Wirth and this fortuitous encounter not only kicked off a long-term friendship and working relationship, but it also led to the legendary publication of Heilmann’s ‘The All Night Movie.’ Initially planned as a straightforward exhibition catalogue, the publication took several years to realize and transformed into an extensive artist book made by Heilmann and Mark Magill.
Mary Heilmann and Mark Magill (eds.), Jutta Koether
23 x 30.4 cm
Influenced by 1960s counterculture, the free speech movement, and the surf ethos of her native California, Mary Heilmann ranks amongst the most influential abstract painters of her generation. Considered one of the preeminent contemporary Abstract painters, Heilmann’s practice overlays the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous ethos of the Beat Generation, and are always distinguishable by their often unorthodox – always joyful – approach to color and form.