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Lot 120

Agnes Martin, American/Canadian 1912-2004, Children Playing; Lovely Life; Everyday happiness; Love;...

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Lot 120

Agnes Martin,
American/Canadian 1912-2004,
Children Playing; Lovely Life; Everyday happiness; Love;...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 120


Agnes Martin,
American/Canadian 1912-2004,

Children Playing; Lovely Life; Everyday happiness; Love; I love love; Infant response to love; Innocent love; Innocence; Happiness - glee; Happy holiday, 2000;

each lithograph on vellum,
each published by Pace Wildenstein,
each image: 25 x 25 cm,

Note: together with a book: Arne Glimcher, Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances, (Phaidon Press Ltd: London, 2021). These extremely delicate prints were published by the artist's New York Gallery (Pace Wildenstein) on Martin's preferred material of translucent vellum, for the year of 2000 show. Martin said of her work: “These prints express innocence of mind. If you can go with them and hold your mind as empty and tranquil as they are and recognise your feelings at the same time, you will realise your full response to them”.

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