Ellsworth Kelly - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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    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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Pear I (Poire I)

Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 24 x 16 in. (61 x 40.6 cm);
S. 35 3/8 x 24 in. (89.9 x 61 cm)

signed and numbered 26/75 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, occasional minor soiling, an area of abrasion at the lower left sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, framed. 

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York