Created by Mary Heilmann in 1999, The All Night Movie beautifully wraps a memoir inside a monograph, creating an artist’s book in which each page is designed as though it were a painting. The artist delicately utilizes color, text, candid photographs, reproductions of paintings and song lyrics that unfold seamlessly to create an immersive visual experience. Across eight chapters, Heilmann recounts her life, from her 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 to 1999. This highly revered and extremely scarce publication was codesigned with Mark Magill and is reproduced here as a facsimile edition. The All Night Movie was originally published by Hauser & Wirth and Offizin Verlag.
paperback/ 148 pages