The Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné comprises two volumes: Agnes Martin: Paintings, published in 2017, and Agnes Martin: Works on Paper, forthcoming in 2019.
The second volume, Agnes Martin: Works on Paper, contains entries for more than four hundred ink and graphite drawings and watercolors from Martin’s mature phase (1959 to 2004), as well as some thirty of her earliest known works, many uncovered during the research process. Though relatively modest in number, Martin’s works on paper form an important part of her oeuvre. The artist made no hierarchical distinction between works on paper and works on canvas, often blurring the definitional boundaries between them by drawing on canvas and painting on paper. Martin’s works on paper are unique artworks in their own right, not studies for paintings, and contribute to a more complete understanding of her overall approach to art-making.
Agnes Martin: Works on Paper contains approximately six hundred high-resolution photographs, which can be viewed in detail using the zoom feature. Many of these photographs have been newly commissioned and document artworks that have not been previously reproduced. Chapters and filters group the works by mediums and motifs, allowing scholars, curators, and collectors to consider the similarities and differences between related works.
This volume, compiled by Editor Tiffany Bell during more than ten years of research, completes the principal phase of the Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné. The catalogue will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
Agnes Martin: Paintings and Agnes Martin: Works on Paper are bundled into a single subscription. Subscribers to Agnes Martin: Paintings will automatically receive Agnes Martin: Works on Paper when it is published.