A Visit with Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin, 3/17 - Untitled #10, 2002, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60
Agnes Martin, 3/17 - Untitled #10, 2002, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60 inches (courtesy of Pace Gallery)

Saskia Wendland remembers travelling from Germany to New Mexico to meet painter Agnes Martin.

Wendland comments: "It seemed like everything came together—the way she painted, the way she thought and lived and her appearance—the way she was standing in front of me. That was an amazing experience. It felt very honest. And that is something I deeply admire... She seemed very young to me in a way. Of course, she was 84, but her expressions felt young... I mean young in the sense of pure and honest. Her movements were slow and calm, and her eyes were warm and open."