Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Spencertown, Hand signed and inscribed by Ellsworth Kelly, signed and inscribed by Jack Shear to collectors and MOMA donors’, 1994, Ephemera or Merchandise, Hardback book, hand signed by Ellsworth Kelly and photographer/partner Jack Shear, and warmly inscribed to collectors/MOMA donors, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Spencertown, Hand signed and inscribed by Ellsworth Kelly, signed and inscribed by Jack Shear to collectors and MOMA donors, 1994

Hardback book, hand signed by Ellsworth Kelly and photographer/partner Jack Shear, and warmly inscribed to collectors/MOMA donors
11 7/10 × 9 1/2 in
29.8 × 24.1 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This marvelous First Edition hardback monograph is, exceptionally, hand signed by Ellsworth Kelly …

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Signed and warmly inscribed by Ellsworth Kelly; also signed and inscribed by his husband, the photographer, Jack Shear.
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Anthony D'Offay/Matthew Marks
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.

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This marvelous First Edition hardback monograph is, exceptionally, hand signed by Ellsworth Kelly on the half title page and also hand signed by the photographer, Kelly's husband Jack Shear, on the colophon page. Both are inscribed to "Bette and Bill" (Bette Weed and William Weed of Roxbury, Conn, Art …

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Signed and warmly inscribed by Ellsworth Kelly; also signed and inscribed by his husband, the photographer, Jack Shear.
Publisher
Anthony D'Offay/Matthew Marks
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

Spencertown, Hand signed and inscribed by Ellsworth Kelly, signed and inscribed by Jack Shear to collectors and MOMA donors, 1994

Hardback book, hand signed by Ellsworth Kelly and photographer/partner Jack Shear, and warmly inscribed to collectors/MOMA donors
11 7/10 × 9 1/2 in
29.8 × 24.1 cm
.
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