Trip to India and first hospitalization
The first hospitalization of which friends speak resulted, in the mid-1960s, from a break that occurred during a trip by freighter to India (much like the one she had discussed with Georgia O'Keeffe); it is generally described as a rather Passage to India-like episode of spiritual excursion gone awry.
—Nancy Princenthal on the book Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art
By 1964, Martin had managed to earn enough from two shows at the Elkon Gallery to plan a trip around the world, but she had barely arrived in Bombay when she got sick. She spent a month and a half in the hospital there and then came home. 'I didn't get to look around much', she says dryly.
—Benita Eisler, on her 1993 New Yorker profile of Agnes Martin