Agnès Martin: the nineties and beyond

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The Menil Collection in association with Hatje Cantz, 2002 - Art - 119 pages
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In 1997 Agnes Martin received the Golden Lion for her achievement as an artist, one of the highest honors awarded by the Venice Biennale. Tribute was paid to the work of an artist who evades categorization: Even though Agnes Martin was linked to Minimal Art due to her focus on given structures, her floating abstractions do not follow a geometrical set of rules. The lines and stripes that the artist draws by hand irregularly and gently structure the white or delicately toned strips of color. This publication presents for the first time new works by the American artist, which were created after her extensive retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1993. Its spacious design is in accordance with the still, contemplative works, which are featured in color throughout the entire book. The text contributions contained in the publication--an essay by Ned Rifkin, director of the Menil Collection in Houston, and a poem by the American poet Edward Hirsch--acknowledge Agnes Martin's important position in 20th century art.

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Edward Hirsch is the author of six previous collections of poetry, including "Wild Gratitude," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also published four prose books, among them "How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, "a national best seller. He has received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and publishes regularly in a wide variety of magazines and journals, including "The" "American Poetry Review" and "The New Yorker," A longtime teacher in the creative writing program at the University of Houston, he is now the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in New York City.

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