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Ellsworth Kelly

Color Panels, 2011

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Lot 11
Lithograph in colors on wove paper
14.0 x 33.0 in (35.6 x 83.8 cm)
Edition of 45
Signed and numbered on recto


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Ellsworth Kelly is widely recognized as one of the most prominent abstract artists working today. Committed to the essentials of abstraction, Kelly's precise visual language explores the astounding power rooted in total simplification. Here, five rectangles, uniform in size but distinct in color, serve as the artist's principle subject. Centered against simple white ground, the rectangles carry a sense of sequential repetition while also producing a concentrated study of color relationships.

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About Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. After leaving the army in 1943, Kelly became one of the worlds leading practitioners of abstract art, developing an individual style that influenced Minimalism and color-field painting. At 90 years old, Kelly was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.