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Mary Heilmann, Serape (Tripod Lamp) 1995/2008. Hand silkscreen, hand painting on cotton sateen, metal armature, electrical wiring. 20 x 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches
Mary Heilmann, Serape (Tripod Lamp) 1995/2008. Hand silkscreen, hand painting on cotton sateen, metal armature, electrical wiring. 20 x 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches
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Mary Heilmann

Mary Heilmann designed and produced three versions of the serape print in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, which is hand silk screened and hand painted cotton fabric. The fabric design is inspired by motifs Heilmann has used in her Serape paintings, which she has been making for the last ten years and are influenced by Mexican serape blankets.


Bio

Born 1940, San Francisco CA.

Mary Heilmann studied literature at University of California, Santa Barbara (BA, 1959-1962); poetry and ceramics at San Francisco State University (1963); and ceramics and sculpture at University of California, Berkeley (MA, 1963-1967). Heilmann's work was the subject of the traveling retrospective To Be Someone, which exhibited at such institutions as the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; the Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, CA; and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX. She has had other recent solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth, London, England and Zürich, Switzerland; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; 303 Gallery, New York, NY; Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY; and Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Heilmann lives and works in New York.