Ellsworth Kelly - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    The Donald Marron Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2020

  • Exhibited

    New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings, May 5–June 24, 2017, no. 16, n.p. (illustrated)
    East Hampton, Pace Gallery, Works on Paper from a Distinguished Private Collection: A co-presentation by Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian, and Pace, August 12–20, 2020

  • Artist Biography

    Ellsworth Kelly

    American • 1923 - 2015

    Acting as a vital contributor to the Abstract movement, Ellsworth Kelly focused on color and composition. Becoming inspired by ornithology and the bold coloring of birds, Kelly used a two or three pigment color palette — painted flatly and geometrically — on his canvases. While living in Paris, the artist used Monet's late works as a base for experimenting with expressionism and serial work

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inscribed and dated "25 JUNE 1969 LARGE LEAF II P26∙69" on the reverse
ink on paper
29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Executed in 1969.

$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $119,700

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New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021