07 March 2015

Agnes and Arthur, together again



I love it when I see an Agnes Martin work that evokes Arthur Garfield Dove, just as I love both of these artists whenever. It isn't often that I see works by each of them installed within sight of each other. These two works were on opposite walls of a small space in the Richard Meier building of the Des Moines Art Center. Sigh.

The Des Moines Art Center is three-buildings big, by the architects Eliel Saarinen (1948), I.M. Pei (1968), and Richard Meier (early 1980s). The parts of the building work together beautifully. The collection works well in the building.

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