Lot 43
  • 43

AGNES MARTIN | Untitled

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Agnes Martin
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated '77
  • watercolor and graphite on paper
  • Sheet: 12 by 12 in. 30.5 by 30.5 cm.
  • Image: 9 by 9 in. 22.9 by 22.9 cm.

Provenance

The Pace Gallery, New York
Daniel W. Dietrich II, Philadelphia (acquired from the above in 1978)
The Estate of Daniel W. Dietrich II, Philadelphia (by descent from the above) 
Christie's, New York, 16 November 2016, Lot 276 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, The Pace Gallery, Agnes Martin: Watercolors, March - April 1978

Literature

Tiffany Bell, Ed., Agnes Martin: Catalogue RaisonnĂ©: Works on Paper, New York 2019 - ongoing, no. 1977.037, illustrated in color

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. The top and bottom edges are deckled. There are artist pinholes in the top corners of the sheet, with an associated minor tear to the top left corner. There is evidence of pale time-staining to the sheet with some associated fading to the image. Under very close inspection, there is a pinpoint brown spot accretion ½ inches from bottom edge and 1 and half inches from right, which is obscured by the mat. Under extremely close inspection, there are a few scattered extremely minute brown spot accretions visible across the upper register of the image. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat along the top edge. Framed under Plexiglas.
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