Robert Kelly, ‘Berber Wedding VII’, ca. 1998, Painting, Mixed media (diptych), Bentley Gallery
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Robert Kelly

Berber Wedding VII, ca. 1998

Mixed media (diptych)
80 × 120 × 2 in
203.2 × 304.8 × 5.1 cm
.
$75,000
Location
Phoenix
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Hand-signed by artist, Left panel: signature, title, year, dimensions on back Right panel: signature, title, year, dimensions on back
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Robert Kelly
American, b. 1956
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Drawing on his extensive travels, Robert Kelly’s painted collages contain found print and material from around the world. Kelly has included antique botanical drawings, handwritten notes, small sketches, vintage posters, and signs in his work. To create the ground for his paintings, he lays the re-appropriated paper in long strips to form irregular grids, small squares, and triangles. The repeated application of paper often obscures the printed content beyond recognition. “I have grown fond of the pared-down tools of line, form, and color and the bountiful yield of their juxtapositions, without the need of references or symbolic otherness to give them meaning,” he has said. Having laid the ground, he paints abstract geometric shapes and meandering lines in oil and gouache. In an effort to complicate the notion of a completed work, Kelly has deconstructed many of his canvases and rearranged them into abstract assemblages.

Robert Kelly, ‘Berber Wedding VII’, ca. 1998, Painting, Mixed media (diptych), Bentley Gallery
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Left panel: signature, title, year, dimensions on back Right panel: signature, title, year, dimensions on back
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Robert Kelly
American, b. 1956
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Drawing on his extensive travels, Robert Kelly’s painted collages contain found print and material from around the world. Kelly has included antique botanical drawings, handwritten notes, small sketches, vintage posters, and signs in his work. To create the ground for his paintings, he lays the re-appropriated paper in long strips to form irregular grids, small squares, and triangles. The repeated application of paper often obscures the printed content beyond recognition. “I have grown fond of the pared-down tools of line, form, and color and the bountiful yield of their juxtapositions, without the need of references or symbolic otherness to give them meaning,” he has said. Having laid the ground, he paints abstract geometric shapes and meandering lines in oil and gouache. In an effort to complicate the notion of a completed work, Kelly has deconstructed many of his canvases and rearranged them into abstract assemblages.

Robert Kelly

Berber Wedding VII, ca. 1998

Mixed media (diptych)
80 × 120 × 2 in
203.2 × 304.8 × 5.1 cm
.
$75,000
Location
Phoenix
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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