Agnes Martin - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
  • 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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On a Clear Day portfolio

The complete set of
screenprints in gray, on Japanese rag paper, with full margins, with justification,

all S. 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
all signed and numbered 43/50 in pencil (there were also 14 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, some with the palest mat staining, otherwise all in very good condition, all framed.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $134,500

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York