Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin (b. 1912, Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada; d. 2004, Taos, New Mexico) imparted a legacy of abstraction that has inspired generations of artists. Using a limited palette and a geometric vocabulary, her works are inscribed with lines or grids that hover over subtle grounds of color. Martin’s work is recognized as pure abstraction, in which space, metaphysics and internal emotional states are explored through painting, drawing and printmaking.

Martin is the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and the National Medal of Arts in 1998. She has been the subject of one-artist exhibitions worldwide, including a five-part retrospective at Dia: Beacon, New York, in 2007, and, most recently, a 2015 retrospective at Tate Modern, London, which will travel to Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Pace has represented Martin since 1975.

Images
acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).
The Islands, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).
, 1958. oil on canvas, 40" x 40" (101.6 cm x 101.6 cm).
Unbeckoning Grass, 1958. oil on canvas, 40" x 40" (101.6 cm x 101.6 cm).
, 2002. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
Untitled #10, 2002. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
, 2003. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
Untitled #3, 2003. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm).
, 1999. acrylic and graphite on linen, 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
Untitled #9, 1999. acrylic and graphite on linen, 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
, 1959. oil on linen, 12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
Untitled, 1959. oil on linen, 12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm).
, 1962. graphite on aquatint proof, 12-1/2 x 12-3/4” (31.8 x 32.4 cm).
Untitled, 1962. graphite on aquatint proof, 12-1/2 x 12-3/4” (31.8 x 32.4 cm).
, 1961. pencil on aquatint, 12-3/4" x 12-3/4" (32.4 cm x 32.4 cm).
Untitled, 1961. pencil on aquatint, 12-3/4" x 12-3/4" (32.4 cm x 32.4 cm).
, 1995. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60" (152.4 x 152.4 cm).
Untitled #3, 1995. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60" (152.4 x 152.4 cm).
, 1955-1956. oil on canvas, 48" x 36" (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm).
Untitled, 1955-1956. oil on canvas, 48" x 36" (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm).
oil on canvas, 46-1/2" x 66-1/4" (118.1 cm x 168.3 cm).
Untitled, oil on canvas, 46-1/2" x 66-1/4" (118.1 cm x 168.3 cm).
, 1992. acrylic and graphite on linen, 72 x 72" (182.9 x 182.9 cm).
Untitled #2, 1992. acrylic and graphite on linen, 72 x 72" (182.9 x 182.9 cm).
oil on gypsum board, 48" x 72" (121.9 cm x 182.9 cm).
Untitled, oil on gypsum board, 48" x 72" (121.9 cm x 182.9 cm).
, 1990. ink on paper, 9" x 9" (22.9 cm x 22.9 cm).
Untitled #10, 1990. ink on paper, 9" x 9" (22.9 cm x 22.9 cm).
, 1985. acrylic and pencil on linen, 72-1/8" x 72-1/8" (183.2 cm x 183.2 cm).
Desert Flower, 1985. acrylic and pencil on linen, 72-1/8" x 72-1/8" (183.2 cm x 183.2 cm).
, 1977. watercolor, graphite & ink on paper, 9 x 9 ".
Untitled, 1977. watercolor, graphite & ink on paper, 9 x 9 ".
, 1989. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).
Untitled #8, 1989. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).

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The Islands, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).