Agnes Martin: Untitled #1 16'' x 20'' Print
Agnes Martin's Untitled #1 was completed in 2003. Produced in-house by the Guggenheim's photography studio, each archival pigment print is made with hand-cut paper.
Complete your purchase with a user-friendly 16" x 20" black wood frame by Nielsen Bainbridge, pictured above, as an add-on. Frame packaged separately.
- Ready to frame
- Paper measures 16" wide x 20" tall
- Image measures 12" wide x 12" tall
About the Artist:
Martin abruptly stopped painting and left New York in 1967. In 1968, after traveling around the United States and Canada for a year and a half, she resettled in Cuba, New Mexico. She returned to making art in 1972. Though she continued to incorporate graphite in her paintings, utilizing the 6-foot-square canvases that had earlier become her standard, her work of the next three decades was distinguished by an emphasis on seriality and the use of stripes as a primary compositional structure. The first paintings she made following her hiatus feature pale reds and blues. However, she would soon move away from that palette, as she predominantly created gray paintings from 1977 to 1992. In the early 1990s, color reappeared in her work, and in 1993 she reduced her standard format to 5 foot square, after becoming physically unable to handle the larger canvases on her own. In 2003, Martin reintroduced bold geometric forms into her compositions. These late works recall the paintings she made in her first years on Coenties Slip in New York, while remaining distinctly informed by the intervening body of work.
Major exhibitions of Martin’s work have been organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Philadelphia (1973); Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (1977); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1991); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1993); and Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York (2004). Agnes Martin, a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, was presented at Tate Modern, London (2015); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2015–16); and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2016). The exhibition travels to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the fall of 2016. Martin has been honored with, among other awards, the Skowhegan Medal for Painting (1987), Oskar Kokoschka Prize (1992), Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale (1997), National Medal of Arts from the Office of the President (1998), and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art (2005). Martin died in Taos, New Mexico, in 2004.