The Mandelman-Ribak Foundation in collaboration with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
presents the video (18:50): AGNES MARTIN – The New York–Taos Connection (1947–1957)
CREDITS: THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. Interview with Agnes Martin conducted by Douglas Dreishpoon, June 24, 2000; Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, USA.
DIRECTOR : Alexandra Benjamin
Agnes Martin (1912 – 2004)
Agnes Martin was a closeted painter, who made it in the mainstream art world, at least two kind of stories can be told about her. The mainstream non-sexual story, and the (hidden) queer story about her life and art projects.
Agnes is a Canadian artist who made USA her home. She is an abstract expressionist painter with a unique and very minimalist style of painting. Her work is most closely associated with Taos, with some of her early work visibly inspired by the desert environment of New Mexico. She moved to New York City after being discovered by the artist/gallery owner Betty Parsons in 1957 and later in life she returned to live in Taos.
The Agnes Martin estate is represented by Pace Gallery, New York
Agnes Martin Retrospective
LACMA, Los Angeles, presents the first Agnes Martin retrospective in USA since 1994. The exhibition dates are April 24, 2016 – September 11, 2016. The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.