"Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color" celebrates the artist's pursuit of beauty, happiness and innocence in her nonobjective art created while living in the desert of New Mexico. From her multicolored striped works to compositions of color-washed bands defined by hand-drawn lines, to the deep gray that characterized her work in the late 1980s, Martin's treatment of color in each of these phases is examined. Editorial contributions by writers whose cross-genre works span art writing, essay and memoir, this book expands an approach to Martin's paintings beyond a purely art historical lens, bringing new voices into the conversations around her career. A rediscovery of her enduring legacy.
Text by Agnes Martin, Durga Chew-Bose, Olivia Laing, Bruce Hainley, Marc Glimcher