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Art:21 - Mary Heilmann


2009, 1:22

This video is excerpted from the Season 5 Art:21 episode “Fantasy,” on PBS. For more information click here.

“Fantasy” presents four artists — Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons, and Florian Maier-Aichen — whose hallucinatory, irreverent, and sublime works transport us to imaginary worlds and altered states of consciousness. For every piece of Mary Heilmann's work—abstract paintings, ceramics, and furniture—there is a backstory. Imbued with recollections, stories spun from her imagination, and references to music, aesthetic influences, and dreams, her paintings are like meditations.