Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Blue/Green (Ek70-336)’, 1970, Waddington's
Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Blue/Green (Ek70-336)’, 1970, Waddington's
Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Blue/Green (Ek70-336)’, 1970, Waddington's
Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Blue/Green (Ek70-336)’, 1970, Waddington's

Image/Sheet 25.8" x 24.6" — 65.5 x 62.5 cm.; 39" x 37" — 99.1 x 94 cm.

Printed by Dan Freeman
Published by Gemini, G.E.L., Los Angeles

From the Catalogue:
A totem of American Abstraction, Ellsworth Kelly’s works have remained at the forefront of this genre and Blue/Green (EK70-336), 1970 captures this to perfection. Influenced by the French Abstract style of the 1950s of the Paris School (including artists such as Jean Arp and Constantin Brancusi), Kelly developed the visual language for geometry, primary shapes and vibrant colours. Exhibitions by major museums have been dedicated to the practice of his printmaking craft – his prints have their own distinct voice and gravitas.

Blue/Green displays the perfect balance between silkscreen colours and the white surrounding space. The optical effect achieved by the green and blue triangles perfectly brought together, demonstrate the precision, finesse and delicacy of Kelly’s talent.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: signed and numbered 64/75 in pencil to margin


Private Collection, Vancouver

About Ellsworth Kelly

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, Ellsworth Kelly’s best-known works are distinguished by sharply delineated shapes flatly painted in vivid color, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951). His abstract paintings are inspired by the interplay of light, space, and color in the architecture around him. In contrast, Kelly’s automatic drawings feature delicate outlines of bodies and flora.

American, 1923-2015, Newburgh, New York, based in New York, New York