Agnes Martin - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Estate of John Adkins Richardson, Bangor, Maine

  • Literature

    Agnes Martin: Before the Grid by Harwood Museum of Art, Curators Jina Brenneman and Tiffany Bell (Foreword), p. 47

  • 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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Screenprint in colors, on laid paper, with margins,
I. 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
S. 11 1/2 x 15 in. (29.2 x 38.1 cm)

signed and dated `1952' in pencil, unframed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $9,375

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auctions 21 April 2015