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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Estate of Ellsworth Kelly and Matthew Marks Gallery

  • Exhibited

    New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings, May 5 - June 24, 2017, cat. no. 17, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ellsworth Kelly was one of the major practitioners of Post War abstract art in the United States, with his career spanning nearly seventy years. Born in New York, Kelly was inducted into the US Army in 1943. Kelly’s time in France after the war was foundational to his career and where he first developed his artistic language. Drawn from the world around him, Kelly’s works are evocative of the colors, lines, and forms he observed in nature.

  • Artist Bio

    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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Leaves

signed with the artist's initials "E K" lower right; further dated "12 NOV 69" on the reverse
ink on paper
29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm.)
Executed in 1969.

Estimate
$80,000 - 100,000 

sold for $198,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Mansour
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1219
smansour@phillips.com

Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018