Agnes Martin - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
    Marianne Kern, Munich
    Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Munich, Kunstraum München, Agnes Martin, November 20 - December 22, 1973, no. 17, p. 29 (illustrated)
    Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vom Zeichnen: Aspekte der Zeichnung 1960-1985, November 19, 1985 - April 27, 1986

  • 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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signed and dated "a. martin 1966" on the reverse of the backing board
ink and pencil on paper
image 8 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. (22.2 x 22.5 cm.)
sheet 11 7/8 x 12 in. (30.2 x 30.5 cm.)

Executed in 1966, this work will be included in an upcoming Catalogue Raisonné to be published digitally by Artifex Press.

$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $43,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017