Author(s): Arne Glimcher
Agnes Martin's career spanned over seven decades. Though a major influence on Minimalist painters, Martin saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being 'meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.' More than 130 of these works can be found in this book. Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances is the first and only complete career retrospective of the visionary painter. This important and beautiful book brings together 130 of Martin's paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art.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 for the reader. Pace Gallery founder, Arne Glimcher's illuminating introduction, his personal remembrances of visits to Martin at her studio, and their correspondence throughout her career, reveal much about the artist's life and work.
Arne Glimcher is an influential art dealer, and the founder of The Pace Gallery, Boston. He has worked with some of the worlds greatest artists including Pablo Picasso, Ad Reinhardt, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Rauchenberg, and Agnes Martin. He has also produced and directed several films, including The Mambo Kings, and Gorillas in the Mist. Glimcher managed the exhibitions and sales of Martin's work through most of her career and became one of her closest friends.
Arne Glimcher founded The Pace Gallery in Boston in 1960, moving to New York in 1963, where he rapidly became one of the world's most influential art dealers. He first met Agnes Martin in 1963 and has represented her ever since, having become a close friend and developed a uniquely intimate understanding of her work. Glimcher is still Chairman of The Pace Gallery.