Set of ten lithographs published as a portfolio suite on the occasion of Agnes Martin’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1990
12 x 12″ each, unframed
Edition of 2500
Agnes Martin is one of the most enigmatic characters in the history of art. Just when her career was reaching what seemed to be its apex in New York in the 1960’s, she made herself disappear. Martin had read John Steinbeck’s book Travels with Charley, and took off in her truck, driving all over the United States until she ultimately chose New Mexico as her home. In New Mexico, Martin could live a life of solitude and immerse herself in the natural beauty of the land and the sky. She was well known for the simple life she chose, almost like the two constant elements in her work–the horizontal and the vertical line. Martin had two cups, two table settings, just to keep things simple and structured. As in her works, when she would sometimes introduce a tiny hint of color, she would sometimes branch out a bit on her social interactions, though very gently, as well.
Agnes Martin’s paintings sell in the current art market in the millions of dollars, and they are highly sought-after by top museums in throughout the world. Turner Carroll is so pleased to offer these lithographs by one of the most important female contemporary artists of all time.