Ellsworth Kelly

American, 1923-2015

10,152 followers

Ellsworth Kelly

American, 1923-2015

10,152 followers

Since the beginning of his career, Ellsworth Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his …

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Since the beginning of his career, Ellsworth Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of creating spatial unity have played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. A major influence on Pop Art, Minimalism, hard-edge and color field painting, …

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$5m, Sotheby's, 2007
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 14 more
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Tate, and 3 more
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frieze, and 4 more
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documenta, and 1 more
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