Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie
Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie

Mary Heilmann – The All Night Movie

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Created by Mary Heilmann in 1999, The All Night Movie beautifully wraps a memoir inside of a monograph, creating an artist book in which each page is designed as though it were a painting. The artist delicately utilises colour, text, candid photographs, reproductions of paintings, and song lyrics that unfold seamlessly to create an immersive visual experience. As described by the artist, the book is 'The All Night Movie is the story of my life, told in words, painted images and photographs.'

Across eight chapters, Heilmann recounts her life, from childhood in California through New York in the 1990s, providing intimate insight into the development of her work, friendships, and formative life experiences. Snapshots by the artist and others provide a portrait of Heilmann’s evolving artistic community, which included Gordon Matta-Clark, Pat Hearn, Dicky Landry, Jack Pierson, Keith Sonnier, Pat Steir, William Wegman, and Jackie Winsor, among others. And this is just the first half of the book. Included with the artist’s memoir is an essay by Jutta Koether and a survey of paintings from 1972-1999. This highly revered and extremely scarce publication was co-designed with Mark Magill and is reproduced here as a facsimile edition.

148 pages, 24 x 32cm, softcover, Primary Information (New York).