Agnes Martin, ‘Paintings and Drawings, from the Stedelijk Museum portfolio’, 1991, Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction
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Agnes Martin

Paintings and Drawings, from the Stedelijk Museum portfolio, 1991

Portfolio of ten lithographs on vellum
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
31 × 31 cm
Edition of 2500
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Lougher Contemporary Gallery Auction

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Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam for Agnes Martin's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum.
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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Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam for Agnes Martin's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum.
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, from the Stedelijk Museum portfolio, 1991

Portfolio of ten lithographs on vellum
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
31 × 31 cm
Edition of 2500
Bidding closed
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