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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Blue with Yellow (Untitled)

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 15 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (39.4 x 30.8 cm);
S. 25 1/2 x 19 in. (64.8 x 48.3 cm)

signed and numbered 35/90 in pencil (there were no artist's proofs), published by Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris, the sheet slightly toned, a crescent shaped crease at the upper right margin (near the image), affixed to the support at the reverse of the upper corners (slightly showing through), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,625

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York