Agnes Martin - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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71

Paintings and Drawings 1974-1990

complete set of ten lithographs, on vellum transparency paper, contained in the original portfolio, with accompanying exhibition catalogue
each sheet 29.8 x 29.8 cm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
portfolio 31.1 x 31.1 cm (12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.)

Executed in 1991, this work is from an edition of 2500, published by Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam for Agnes Martin's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £3,024

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 28 October - 5 November 2020