Ellsworth Kelly, ‘Yellow White’, Christie's

Signature: signed and dated 'ELLSWORTH KELLY '63' (on wood plaque attached to the stretcher)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual Exhibition 1963- Contemporary American Painting, December 1963- February 1964, no. 67.

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1963

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