Pace Hong Kong: Summer Group Show at Pace Hong Kong includes this work by Alfred Jensen, which depicts a traditional Chinese numerical system from the Lo Shu Era. The painting can be seen alongside works by Agnes Martin, Zhang Huan, Li Songsong, and others. The show is on view through September 4.
Image: Alfred Jensen, The River Diagram: Lo Shu (1971), oil on canvas.
Last Chance: Prabhavathi Meppayil’s solo exhibition nine seventeen is in its final week at Pace London. Don’t miss the artist’s transcendental abstract works, which take inspiration from traditional crafts that value minimalist form, color and shape, calling to mind the pared-down visual languages of Agnes Martin and Sol LeWitt. The exhibition is located at 6-10 Lexington Street, London, and continues through this Saturday, August 2.
Now on view: Pace is pleased to present In the Round, a group exhibition featuring works by Agnes Martin, Michal Rovner, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg and others. The exhibition is on view at 32 East 57th Street through August 15.
Happy Birthday, Agnes Martin.
Born on March 22, 1912 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the artist would have been 102 years old today. In celebration of her legacy, Google is showcasing a doodle in her honor on both google.com and google.ca.
Read more about the artist in a recent article from The Washington Post here.
Throwback Thursday: Portrait of Richard Tuttle (b. 1941) and Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Pace artists and longtime friends. See Tuttle’s most recent works at our current 57th Street exhibition,”Looking for the Map,” on view through March 15th.
Today is the last day to visit our summer group shows in New York before we close for summer holiday. Ode to Summer, Paradise, and Image and Abstraction are all open today until 4pm. We hope you can visit!
This Sunday, August 11th at 7:30pm Anthology Film Archives will present a new, ongoing series WHITE CUBE / BLACK BOX that seeks to create a dialogue between films made by visual artists and the experimental film world. The first film in this series will be of Agnes Martin's GABRIEL which is “a historically unique work that both illuminates and complicates our understanding of the artist and her paintings.” Don’t miss it!
Pace Gallery Gift Guide: With an inside look into the life and work of this inspiring abstract painter, Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, and Remembrances by Arne Glimcher, is the perfect gift for any arts aficionado on your shopping list.
Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances is the most extensive retrospective publication on this visionary painter and this weekend it’s on SALE for 30% off! We think this would be a great holiday gift for the art lover in you life. #BlackFriday
Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances
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Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances by Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery founder, brings together 130 of Martin’s paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art. Letters and facsimiles are reprinted in Martin’s own hand, and cut to notebook size, adding an element of intimacy to this incredible publication.
Reblog of the day! We love this piece of Agnes Martin’s writing, “I would like some how to explain that these feelings are the natural state of mind of the artist, that a sense of disappointment and defeat is the essential state of mind for creative work.”
Agnes Martin, “Untitled #4”, 1987, acrylic and pencil on linen, 72 x 72” (182.9 x 182.9 cm) © Agnes Martin, Photo Courtesy of The Pace Gallery
“An artist’s life is an unconventional life. It leads away from the example of the past. It struggles painfully against its own conditioning. It appears to rebel but in reality it is an inspired way of life”. - Agnes Martin
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Agnes Martin, Falling Blue, 1963; oil and graphite on canvas; 71 7/8 in. x 72 in. (182.56 cm x 182.88 cm)
(via SFMOMA | OPEN SPACE)
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Agnes Martin’s complete set of thirty screenprints, On a Clear Day portfolio, 1973, sold for $134,500 at the Evening Editions sale, 21 April 2011, New York.
Agnes Martin, “Untitled #6” 2003, acrylic and graphite on canvas © Agnes Martin, Photo Courtesy of The Pace Gallery
In the 1989 essay Beauty is the Mystery of Life Martin wrote, “Composition is an absolute mystery. It is dictated by the mind. The artist searches for certain sounds or lines that are acceptable to mind and finally an arrangement of them that is acceptable.”