17 Oktober 2010



STERNE UND STREIFEN MIT JIL SANDER UND AGNES MARTIN





TOP LEFT AGNES MARTIN, STARS, INK AND WATERCOLOUR, 1963. TOP RIGHT JIL SANDER SPRING/SUMMER 2011. BOTTOM LEFT JIL SANDER SPRING/SUMMER 2011. BOTTOM RIGHT AGNES MARTIN HAPPY HOLIDAY, ACRYLIC AND GRAPHITE ON CANVAS, 1999.



' RISKY AS IT IS TO DRAW COMPARISIONS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND PEOPLE WHO SELL TROUSERS TO DEPARTMENT STORES, THERE IS A CERTAIN LIKENESS BETWEEN AGNES MARTIN AND JIL SANDER. BOTH HAVE BEEN PIGEONHOLED AS MINIMALIST. BOTH SHARE A PREOCCUPATION WITH CLARITY, SIMPLIFIED SHAPES AND WHAT MARTIN HAS CALLED 'LIGHT AND LIGHTNESS' AND 'BREAKING DOWN FORM'. BOTH ARE CLASSICIST IN THEIR ORIENTATION AND PERFECTIONIST BY DISPOSITION ( THE FUNCTION OF ARTWORK IS ' THE RENEWAL OF MEMORIES OF MOMENTS OF PERFECTION ' , MARTIN HAS SAID ) . BOTH ARE STRONG-WILLED AND STUBBORNLY SELF-MADE. BOTH WENT FOR YEARS IN THE PRIME OF THEIR CAREERS WITHOUT CREATING ANYTHING AT ALL. '

GUY TREBAY, 'THE MODERNIST', THE NEW YORK TIMES, SEPTEMBER 19, 2004.



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