The Emily Fisher Landau Collection: An Era Defined | Evening Auction

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Agnes Martin

Grey Stone II

Auction Closed

November 9, 12:13 AM GMT


6,000,000 - 8,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Agnes Martin

(1912 - 2004)

Grey Stone II

signed, titled and dated 1961 (on the reverse)

oil, gold leaf and pencil on canvas

72 by 72 in. 182.9 by 182.9 cm.

Executed in 1961.

Robert and Dorothea Elkon, New York (acquired directly from the artist)

Elkon Gallery, New York 

Acquired from the above in April 1986 by the present owner

James Bishop, "Reviews and Previews: Agnes Martin," ARTNews, vol. 71, no. 2, April 1972, p. 55

David Bourdon, "Agnes Martin," Village Voice, 17 May 1976, p. 111

Allen Ellenzweig, "Reviews: Agnes Martin," Arts Magazine, vol. 51, September 1976, p. 26

Eleanor Heartney, "Geometry of Spirit," ARTNews, vol. 92, no. 2, February 1993, p. 105, illustrated

Donald Kuspit, "Reviews: Agnes Martin," Artforum, vol. 31, no. 7, March 1993, p. 92, illustrated

Donna Tennant, "In Search of Perfection: The Art and Life of Agnes Martin," Museum and Arts Magazine, September 1993, p. 29, illustrated

James Meyer, ed., Minimalism, London, 2000, p. 56, illustrated in color

Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly and Barbara Schröder, eds., Agnes Martin, New Haven, 2011, p. 38, illustrated

Mona Schieren, "Zur Transmission asianistischer Denkfiguren. Transkulturelle Ästhetisierungen im Werk von Agnes Martin," Migration und künstlerische Produktion, Bielefeld, 2013, pp. 77 and 79, illustrated

Mona Schieren, "Linienrisse. Befragungen des Textilen und Repräsentationskritik bei Agnes Martin," Bild-Riss, Textile Studies, no. 7, Berlin, 2015, pp. 159-160, illustrated

Mona Schieren, Agnes Martin: Transkulturelle Übersetzung, Munich, 2016, pp. 296-297, illustrated in color

Christina Bryan Rosenberger, Drawing the Line: The Early Work of Agnes Martin, Oakland, 2016, p. 191 (titled Greystone II)

John Thomason, "Norton's New Exhibition a Trove of Contemporary Art Riches," Boca Magazine, 16 March 2022 (online)

Tiffany Bell, ed., Agnes Martin: Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings, New York 2017 - ongoing, no. 1961.003, illustrated in color (online)

New York, Robert Elkon Gallery, Agnes Martin: Eight Paintings 1961-1967, March 1972

Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art; and Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, Agnes Martin, January - March 1973, p. 35

New York, Robert Elkon Gallery, Agnes Martin: Paintings 1961-1967, May - June 1976 

New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, American Masters of the 60's, May - June 1990, p. 18-19, illustrated in color

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Agnes Martin Paintings: 1959-1969, February 1991

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Milwaukee Art Museum; Miami, Center for the Fine Arts; Houston, Contemporary Art Museum; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia; and Santa Fe, Museum of Fine Arts, Agnes Martin, November 1992 - May 1994, illustrated in color (front and back cover) (detail), pp. 40-41, 183, illustrated in color (New York); and pp. 72-73, illustrated in color (Madrid)

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Negotiating Rapture: The Power of Art to Transform Lives, June - October 1996, no. 36, p. 98, illustrated

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and SITE Santa Fe, Convergences: Agnes Martin/Richard Tuttle, April - October 1998, no. 1, n.p., illustrated in color, and p. 77

Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and Munich, Haus der Kunst, Regarding Beauty: Perspectives on Art Since 1950, October 1999 - April 2000, no. 37, p. 136, illustrated in color

Dia Beacon, ...going forward into unknown territory... Agnes Martin’s Early Paintings 1957-67, May 2004 - April 2005, no. 9, n.p.

Dia Beacon, ...unknown territory... Agnes Martin’s Paintings from the 1960’s, April - November 2005, no. 7, n.p.

New York, Drawing Center; and Santa Monica Museum of Art, 3x Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing; Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, and Agnes Martin, March - August 2005, pp. 206-07, illustrated

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Painting and Sculpture: Selections from the Collection, May 2007 - January 2008

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Five Decades of Passion Part One: The Eye of the Collector, 1968-1988, January - March 2009

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Unforgettable: Selections from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, February - April 2011

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Visual Conversations: Selections from the Collection, November 2012 - April 2013

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Intuitive Progression, August 2016 - October 2017

West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection, March - September 2022