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Agnes Martin. With My Back to the World. 1997

Agnes Martin (American, born Canada. 1912-2004). With My Back to the World. 1997. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, six panels. Each 60 x 60" (152.5 x 152.5 cm). Fractional and promised gift of the Ovitz Family Collection. © 2018 Estate of Agnes Martin /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Agnes Martin: It took me 20 years to paint completely not objective, not about this world. Every day, I would say, what am I going to do next? That's how I ask for an inspiration. The inspiration comes to you, tells you exactly what to do, even when you're painting, it tells you every brushstroke.