This month COS launched Agnes Martin collection to celebrate their collaboration with the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum in New York, as sponsor of the museum’s major retrospective of American painter Agnes Martin (1912 – 2004).
One of the preeminent painters of the twentieth century, Agnes Martin was a visionary artist whose work bridged the Abstract Expressionist and Minimalist movements. Known for her delicate color palette, geometric lines and grids, her works have been a source of inspiration to the COS design team for many years.
The capsule collection is comprised of 12 pieces for men and women inspired by the works of the artist. Each of the textile prints used in the collection have been developed by the COS design team, referencing a specific piece of Agnes Martin’s work. The collection features muted colors and natural fabrics such as linen and canvas to reimagine her compositions.
Checks and stripes are hand-drawn and hand-stitched in order to create a quiet, organic, irregularity as demonstrated in Martin’s works. The shapes and silhouette of the collection are loose-fitting and the finishes inspired by work wear, as worn by the artist herself.
The COS × Agnes Martin collection is available now at the Guggenheim Museum Store and selected COS stores worldwide, with a percentage of the proceeds from COS stores being donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation.
The Agnes Martin exhibition is on view at the Guggenheim Museum 7 October 2016 – 11 January 2017