Agnes Martin’s minimalistic paintings and drawings are just perfect for COS’ extra-clean aesthetic: therefore, no wonder that the retailer is sponsoring the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s upcoming exhibition of her work. Plus: to celebrate the brand’s sponsorship of the Guggenheim exhibition, COS will create a capsule collection inspired by the works of Agnes Martin. Informed by Martin’s iconic geometric compositions, the COS design team have created a unique set of prints for a 12 piece collection Agnes Martin capsule collection of men’s and womenswear (from the 7th October 2016, the pieces will be available to buy worldwide with a percentage of the proceeds from their sales being donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation).
“Agnes Martin exhibition” will be opened on October the 7th, at Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition could be visited until 11th of January 2017.
About the collection: “Agnes Martin exhibition” will be opened on October the 7th, at Guggenheim Museum and will showcase 110 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures of the artist. Fifteen works will be unique to the New York show, including “White Flower (1960)”. The exhibition could be visited until 11th of January 2017.
About the artist: Agnes Martin (1912–2004), identified by her minimalism and abstract expressionism, was one of the few female artists to emerge from these male-dominated artistic movements of the late 50s and 60s. She is known for subtle, evocative canvases that feature delicate penciled lines and grids; an aesthetic that has had a significant influence on artists of her time as well as the next generations. Martin first came to the U.S. in 1932. In 1957, she put down stakes in lower Manhattan’s Coenties Slip with neighboring artists Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, James Rosenquist, Lenore Tawney and Jack Youngerman. The following year she secured her first solo show at the Betty Parsons Gallery.
COS Creative Director, Karin Gustafsson said of the project: “It is a privilege to sponsor an exhibition of Martin’s work. The incredible richness and tactility of her work has always inspired our fabrics and designs; her use of subtle colour and dedication to her technique and style elevates apparently simple lines and grids to something extraordinary.”
Photography: COS, Guggenheim Museum