Agnes Martin was one of the preeminent painters of the twentieth century, whose work has had a significant influence both on artists of her own time and for subsequent generations. A contemporary of the Abstract Expressionists though often identified with Minimalism, Martin was one of the few women artists who came to prominence in the predominately masculine art world of the late 1950s and 1960s, and she became a particularly important role model for younger women artists.
This groundbreaking survey provides an overview of Martin's career, from lesser-known early experimental works through her striped and gridded grey paintings and use of color in various formats, to a group of her final pieces that reintroduce bold forms. A selection of drawings and watercolors is also included.
Edited by Francies Morris and Tiffany Bell, with essays by Marion Ackermann, Rachel Barker, Jacquelynn Baas, Tiffany Bell, Christinaa Bryan Rosenberger, Briony Fer, Lena Fritsch, Anna Lovatt, Frances Morris, Maria Muller-Schareck, Richard Tobin and Rosemarie Trockel.
This publication was issued on the occasion of the exhibition Agnes Martin now on view at LACMA from April 24, 2016 through September 11, 2016. In conjunction with the exhibition, LACMA and 356 Mission will co-present a screening of Martin's film, Gabriel at 356 S Mission Rd on July 21 at 7 PM.
Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 272 pages with 162 color illustrations, 8.8 inches x 10.8 inches, D.A.P./Tate 2015.