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Nicola De Maria, 
Il desiderio comanda di occupare tutte le case, 2013
mixed media on paper, 200x515 cm
Private collection
Site specific, artist on his bike
photo Lino Di Gioia

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A New Book by Deanna Sirlin:

She's Got What It Takes: 
American Women Artists in Dialogue

Published by Charta Art Books


She’s Got What It Takes gathers American painter and installation artist Deanna Sirlin’s essays on the lives and work of nine historically important (and frequently marginalized) living American women artists: 

Jennifer Bartlett
Louise Fishman
Jane Freilicher
Joyce Kozloff
Elaine Reichek
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Joan Snyder
Pat Steir
Betty Woodman 

A fan of these artists for more than 30 years, Sirlin decided to visit and talk with each of them in their studios or at their galleries, most of which are in New York--indeed, many of these artists are key protagonists in the city’s art culture of the past 50 years. Sirlin’s essays are built around these conversations, lending them an intimate, chatty tone full of observations on the artists’ working environments, their décor and contents, and testimony by Sirlin to their importance for her.

To purchase your copy or arrange a reading/signing event, please contact Deanna Sirlin at

The Art Section
Published by The Art Section, Inc.

October 2013
(Volume VII, Number 8) 

Deanna Sirlin
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Philip Auslander

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