COS x Agnes Martin at Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumWritten by Fashion Tales
We are thrilled about the recently announced collaboration between COS and the world-renowned Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York that will be ongoing from October 7, 2016 until January 11, 2017, as sponsor of the museum’s major retrospective of American painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004).
One of the preeminent painters of the twentieth century, Martin is known for subtle, evocative canvases that feature delicate penciled lines and grids; an aesthetic that has had a significant influence on artists of her time as well as subsequent generations. Filling the Guggenheim’s famous rotunda, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture, celebrating the full scope of his practice. Martin’s work, committed to the expression of innocence, happiness, and beauty, has inspired the COS design team for many years.
COS Creative Director, Karin Gustafsson said of the project, “It is a privilege to sponsor an exhibition of Martin’s work. The incredible richness and tactility of her work has always inspired our fabrics and designs; her use of subtle colour and dedication to her technique and style elevates apparently simple lines and grids to something extraordinary.”
To celebrate the brand’s sponsorship of the Guggenheim exhibition, COS will create a capsule collection inspired by the works of Agnes Martin. Informed by Martin’s iconic geometric compositions, the COS design team have created a unique set of prints for a 12 piece collection of men’s and womenswear. Karin Gustafsson adds, “The opportunity to create this collection whilst exploring the subtle reinvention of classic silhouettes has been fantastic. The minimal pieces created form an effortless, artistic capsule offering”.
On sale from the 7th October 2016, the pieces will be available to buy worldwide with a percentage of the proceeds from their sales being donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation.