Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin: Homage to [a] Life: Paintings 1990-2004

April 6, 2007 - November 26, 2007

<p>Agnes Martin. <I>Homage to [a] Life</i>, 1990-2004. Photo: Bill Jacobson.</p>

Agnes Martin. Homage to [a] Life, 1990-2004. Photo: Bill Jacobson.


Spanning the years 1990-2004, the final installment in Dia’s five-part retrospective devoted to Agnes Martin’s oeuvre will include "Innocent Love," a suite commissioned by Dia in 1999, in addition to other paintings that also explore her long-standing preoccupation with states of innocence, joy, and happiness. Exceptional among these signature works from her final years are the anomalous "black" paintings informed by a more foreboding or disturbing tenor, they recall some of her first mature statements of the late 1950s.



Agnes Martin. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1973. Texts by Lawrence Alloway, Agnes Martin, and Ann Wilson.

Agnes Martin: Paintings and Drawings, 1957–1975. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977. Texts by Dore Ashton and Agnes Martin.

Agnes Martin: Writings—Schriften. Ed. Dieter Schwarz. Winterthur: Kunstmuseum, in association with Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1991.

Agnes Martin. Ed. Barbara Haskell. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1992. Texts by Anna C. Chave, Barbara Haskell, Rosalind E. Krauss, and Agnes Martin.

Crimp, Douglas. “Back to the Turmoil.” In The Eighth Square: Gender, Life and Desire in the Arts Since 1960. Ed. Julia Friedrich, Kasper König et al. Cologne: Museum Ludwig, in association with Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2006. Pp. 141–48.

Fer, Briony. The Infinite Line: Re-making Art After Modernism. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004.

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