From the Mouth of Agnes Martin, and Transcript #21
For Subscribers: Highlights from a 1976 interview with the reclusive artist & the DT Pod transcript
Creating a DrawTogether podcast based on a particular artist is a total treat. It’s an excuse to do a deep dive into the work and life of an artist I admire and would like to learn more about. The challenge is to boil a billion fascinating facts down to the most essential and accessible for kids. There’s always a ton of material left on the cutting room floor.
As you can imagine, with an artist like Agnes Martin, I’m wading waist high in cuts. And of all the interviews and work I looked at, one stood out: a 1976 interview with Agnes Martin by writer John Gruen for the magazine ArtNews. Martin rarely granted interviews, and refused to be recorded. But thank goodness this one time she acquiesced. Much as been written about Agnes Martin, but it’s a wholly different experience to hear straight from the artist herself. What follows are a few pulls from a far-reaching interview with Martin on her work and, perhaps more importantly, the practice of an artists’ LIFE.
After that, the transcript of DrawTogether Podcast #21 Getting Griddy with Agnes Martin. Have fun, y’all!
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