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Painter Ellsworth Kelly emphasized pure form, color, and spatial unity in a practice that majorly influenced Pop art, Minimalism, and hard-edge and color field painting—along with the development of American abstraction at large. His spare, often irregularly shaped canvases offered a crucial departure from the gestural abstraction that dominated American painting in the middle of the 20th century. In his best-known paintings, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951), Kelly eschewed brushy flourishes in favor of spare lines and geometries, flatly painted in vivid color. He envisioned fine art as a compliment to modern architecture. Since his first retrospective in 1973, at the Museum of Modern Art, Kelly has been the subject of a number of high-profile solo shows at institutions including the Guggenheim, the Tate, and the Centre Pompidou. During his lifetime, he also featured at Documenta on four occasions and exhibited twice in the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Biennale. At auction, Kelly’s pieces regularly sell for seven figures.

High auction record
US$9.8m, Christie's, 2019
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
2021
Summer Show 2021Lorum Ipsum Galerie
2019
Ellsworth Kelly : work on paperCahiers d'Art
2014
Ellsworth Kelly: Selected WorksGemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
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Blue/White/Red (Axsom #74), 1970-1971

Color lithograph on Special Arjomari paper Signed and numbered in pencil
42 1/2 × 30 in
108 × 76.2 cm
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Edition of 54 + 9 AP
This is AP 7/9

Medium

Painter Ellsworth Kelly emphasized pure form, color, and spatial unity in a practice that majorly influenced Pop art, Minimalism, and hard-edge and color field painting—along with the development of American abstraction at large. His spare, often irregularly shaped canvases offered a crucial departure from the gestural abstraction that dominated American painting in the middle of the 20th century. In his best-known paintings, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951), Kelly eschewed brushy flourishes in favor of spare lines and geometries, flatly painted in vivid color. He envisioned fine art as a compliment to modern architecture. Since his first retrospective in 1973, at the Museum of Modern Art, Kelly has been the subject of a number of high-profile solo shows at institutions including the Guggenheim, the Tate, and the Centre Pompidou. During his lifetime, he also featured at Documenta on four occasions and exhibited twice in the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Biennale. At auction, Kelly’s pieces regularly sell for seven figures.

High auction record
US$9.8m, Christie's, 2019
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions (3)

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