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

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  • 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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Small Black Curve

Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 16 x 19 1/2 in. (40.6 x 49.5 cm);
S. 22 x 25 in. (55.9 x 63.5 cm)

signed and numbered 18/56 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), in excellent condition, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $2,875

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York