Agnes Martin - Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism New York Monday, April 22, 2024 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Wes Mills, Montana (acquired directly from the artist)
    James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
    Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
    Timothy Taylor, London
    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Tiffany Bell, ed., Agnes Martin: Catalogue Raisonné: Works on Paper, New York, 2019, no. 1993.004 WP, online (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Agnes Martin

    American • 1912 - 2004

    As an artist defined by minimalism and abstract expressionism, Agnes Martin found serenity in her work. Commonly believed to have schizophrenia, Martin may have exercised her orderly grids and pastel colors as a way to find peace. After moving from Canada to New York City and earning her M.A. at Columbia University, she was supported by other talented artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Indiana. Martin began her career with exhibitions at Betty Parson's Gallery, and her work quickly traveled internationally from there. Eventually moving to New Mexico, the artist ended her career and cut off all social ties. Martin was represented by Pace Gallery from 1975 and was recently given a retrospective at Tate Modern in 2015.

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Untitled (Blue-Rose)

watercolor, ink and graphite on paper
11 x 11 in. (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
Executed in 1993.

On Loan

Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism