Agnes Martin, Suite of The (10) Individual Lithographs for the Stedelijk Museum, 1991
Paintings and Drawings, 1974-1990
Portfolio of 10 Lithographs for the Stedelijk Museum, 1991
The complete set of 10 lithographs in colours, on vellum parchment paper, with full margins
The sheets loose (as issued) all contained in the original grey card portfolio with printed uppers.
11 3/4 × 11 3/4 in (approx. measurements for each print)
29.8 × 29.8 cm
Edition of 2500
Publisher: Nemela & Lenzen GmbH, Monchengladback & Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,
Printer: Lecturis, Eindhoven
On January 1, 2021, this same portfolio sold at Phillips in London for US $23,400 with premium, and on April 21, 2021 it sold at Phillips in NY for $20,160.
Note: The measurements of approx. 11.75 square inches are for each of the ten (10) lithographs in the suite.
The present suite is the complete set of 10 lithographs in excellent condition, never framed, in the original sleeve, published in 1990 and sold on the occasion of the artist's 1991 retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. These lithographs, distinguished by their square format and reduced lines, transcribe pure and minimal expression. The suite of ten loose prints are housed in an elegant folding chemise. The lithographs are loose, not bound, so they can be framed individually and exhibited separately or as a suite. Each lithograph measures 12 square inches. The 10 lithographs are based upon Agnes Martin's paintings that were exhibited at the artist's Stedelijk Museum retrospective in 1990. Martin has said she believed music to be the highest art form, so it is not accidental that these poignant compositions are done on translucent vellum, similar to musical parchment. Known for her evocative works marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale color washes, Agnes Martin’s restrained style was underpinned by her conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art.
Ten (10) prints total in this suite
Provenance: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam