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Agnes Martin

Paintings and Drawings 1974-1990, 1991

Complete set of ten lithographs, on vellum transparency paper, contained in the original portfolio, with accompanying exhibition catalogue
Edition of 2500
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This work is from an edition of 2,500, published by Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and …

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This work is from an edition of 2,500, published by Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam for Agnes Martin's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum.

each sheet 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm.)
portfolio 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (31.1 x 31.1 cm.)

Publisher
Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Agnes Martin
Canadian-American, 1912–2004
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Agnes Martin built her oeuvre around the search for sublime beauty and serenity, following her belief that “art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Her fine-lined grids, bands, and square blocks of pale, lightly applied color fused the emotional resonance of Abstract Expressionism with the spare purity of Minimalism. Martin’s mastery of line and grid was a great source of inspiration to artists like Eva Hesse and Ellen Gallagher, and her work is often discussed alongside Sol LeWitt’s famed wall drawings. The square is integral to Martin’s work, both as the shape of her canvases and as an enduring motif, influenced by the Taoist pursuit of balance and harmony. “My paintings are not about what is seen,” she said. “They are about what is known forever in the mind.”

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This work is from an edition of 2,500, published by Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and …

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This work is from an edition of 2,500, published by Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam for Agnes Martin's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum.

each sheet 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm.)
portfolio 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (31.1 x 31.1 cm.)

Publisher
Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Agnes Martin
Canadian-American, 1912–2004
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Agnes Martin built her oeuvre around the search for sublime beauty and serenity, following her belief that “art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Her fine-lined grids, bands, and square blocks of pale, lightly applied color fused the emotional resonance of Abstract Expressionism with the spare purity of Minimalism. Martin’s mastery of line and grid was a great source of inspiration to artists like Eva Hesse and Ellen Gallagher, and her work is often discussed alongside Sol LeWitt’s famed wall drawings. The square is integral to Martin’s work, both as the shape of her canvases and as an enduring motif, influenced by the Taoist pursuit of balance and harmony. “My paintings are not about what is seen,” she said. “They are about what is known forever in the mind.”

Agnes Martin

Paintings and Drawings 1974-1990, 1991

Complete set of ten lithographs, on vellum transparency paper, contained in the original portfolio, with accompanying exhibition catalogue
Edition of 2500
Bidding closed
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