Agnes Martin: Independence of Mind
by Chelsea Weathers (Editor), Agnes Martin (Artist), Teju Cole (Contributor), Bethany Hindmarsh (Contributor), Jennie Jones (Contributor), James Pitt (Contributor), Jenn Shapland (Contributor), Darcey Steinke (Contributor), Martha Tuttle (Contributor)
This is a reenvisioned, fresh look at Agnes Martin, the enigmatic, influential, highly independent painter whose life and work have proved inspirational to audiences across many fields and disciplines. Accompanied by color reproductions of works by Martin, Agnes Martin: Independence of Mind presents a series of essays by living artists and writers commissioned especially for this volume. Contributors include artists Martha Tuttle, Jennie C. Jones and James Sterling Pitt, as well as authors Teju Cole, Bethany Hindmarsh, Darcey Steinke and Jenn Shapland. These contributors write about Martin’s influence on their creative lives and work, and offer new interpretations that defy stereotyped notions about Martin's life. Longer essays are mixed with shorter, more anecdotal texts by a wider selection of artists.