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Agnes Martin at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10128 United States (map)

Along with Georgia O’Keeffe, Martin (1912–2004) is arguably the most important women artists in American art history, and certainly one of the most important painters of the 20th century, period. Her compositions utilised geometric grids, bands and lines, usually rendered in soft, subtle colours to create diaphanous objects of contemplation. She’s usually hailed as a forerunner of Minimalism, but she considered herself an Abstract Expression, who, like Barnett Newman, meditated on the nature of vision and perception. This retrospective is the first comprehensive career survey since her death.