Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Red over Yellow (Rouge sur Jaune), from the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs’, 1964-1965, Heritage Auctions
Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Red over Yellow (Rouge sur Jaune), from the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs’, 1964-1965, Heritage Auctions
Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Red over Yellow (Rouge sur Jaune), from the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs’, 1964-1965, Heritage Auctions

Framed: 38in x 26in x 1.5in

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge

Axsom, 19.

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