Agnes Martin - Before the Grid
The Life & Work of an Abstract Expressionist Painter

Agnes Martin - Before the Grid - The Life & Work of an Abstract Expressionist Painter
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Michael Maurer

Agnes Martin was and remains the model of the dedicated artist who finds and follows her own way in spite of hardship and doubt. This documentary is an inspiration.

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Kathleen Brennan

This film was made out of an appreciation and curiosity of Agnes Martin. The idea
stemmed from an exhibition curated by Jina Brenneman at the Harwood Museum of
Art in Taos, NM in 2012 titled, Agnes Martin Before the Grid. Jina explained that in
doing research for the exhibit ...Read more

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