Ellsworth Kelly - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Blum Helman Gallery Inc., New York; Private collection, USA

  • Exhibited

    New York, Blum Helman Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Coral Leaf Drawings, May-June 1987; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.: The Odyssey of a Collector, March-June 1996

  • Literature

    C. Carpenter and K. Larson, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.: The Odyssey of a Collector, Pittsburgh, p. 36 (illustrated)

  • 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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Coral Leaf 6

Graphite on paper. 
22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm).
Signed, titled, and dated "Kelly Coral Leaf 1987" and numbered "6" on the reverse.  This work is unique from a series of 13 Coral Leaf drawings. 

$80,000 - 120,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York