PORTRAIT: DEPARTURES

Nancy Princenthal on Agnes Martin

“Agnes Martin began working as a painter in New York, but abruptly – and famously – departed to spend a year driving through New Mexico in a pickup truck before settling in a town with a population under one thousand. She spent many years thereafter in quiet isolation in the desert, and was forced to reckon with the terrors of a life in solitude.”

 

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