Agnes Martin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Collection of Ed. Cohen and Victoria Shaw (acquired from the above in 1996)
    Sotheby’s, New York, May 17, 2018, lot 129
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, PaceWildenstein, Agnes Martin New Drawings and Watercolors, March 28–April 27, 1996

  • Literature

    Tiffany Bell, ed., Agnes Martin: Catalogue Raisonné: Works on Paper, New York, 2019–ongoing, no. 1995.052 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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Property from an Important Private American Collection



signed and dated “a. martin ‘95” lower right
watercolor, graphite and ink on paper
image 9 x 9 in. (22.9 x 22.9 cm)
sheet 11 x 11 in. (27.9 x 27.9 cm)

Executed in 1995.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $176,400

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022