Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Coral Leaf (1)’, 1987, Phillips
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Ellsworth Kelly

Coral Leaf (1), 1987

Graphite on paper
28 × 22 in
71.1 × 55.9 cm
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“I did not want to ‘invent’ pictures, so my …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed, titled, inscribed and dated “1/13 CORAL LEAF Kelly 1987” on the reverse
Ellsworth Kelly
American, 1923–2015
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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, 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.

Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Coral Leaf (1)’, 1987, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
“I did not want to ‘invent’ pictures, so my sources were in nature, which to me includes everything seen." - Ellsworth Kelly
—Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed, titled, inscribed and dated “1/13 CORAL LEAF Kelly 1987” on the reverse
Ellsworth Kelly
American, 1923–2015
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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, 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.

Ellsworth Kelly

Coral Leaf (1), 1987

Graphite on paper
28 × 22 in
71.1 × 55.9 cm
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