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Ellsworth Kelly

Baie Rouge (from Saint Martin Series), 1983-1984

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Lot 22
Lithograph on Arches 88 paper
44.5 x 45.0 in (113.0 x 114.3 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered on recto


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Through the now familiar curves, contrasts, and grids that became his preferred motifs, Ellsworth Kelly explored the effects of pure color and form throughout his prolific printmaking career. In Baie Rouge, Kelly plays with curves, ever so slightly curving the brushed black ink to create a slanted triangular form, showing his interest in sculptural forms and the quality of line. This timeless aesthetic sensibility has made him one of the most sought-after American artists for over forty years.

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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.