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Happy 90th Birthday to You, Ellsworth Kelly

Artsy Editorial
May 31, 2013 2:04PM

Follow a trenchcoat-clad Ellsworth Kelly on an anecdotal tour of Paris as he strolls through his favorite old haunts—a restaurant, his bath house, his studio, and his paint shop—and admire how, even then in the 1940s, the American painter embraced every nuance of his surroundings. “Everywhere I looked, everything I saw became something to be made,” he said, “and it had to be exactly as it was, with nothing added.”

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