Ellsworth Kelly - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Betty Parsons, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
    Contemporary Art from the Estate of Betty Parsons, Christie's, New York, November 9, 1983, lot 306
    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings, May 5–June 24, 2017, no. 7, n.p. (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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Wild Grape

signed "Kelly" lower right; titled and inscribed "X Wild Grape II" on the reverse
graphite on paper
16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (42.5 x 34.9 cm)
Executed in 1960.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $126,000

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021