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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Lithograph in orange, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (29.2 x 19.7 cm);
S. 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)

signed and numbered `AP 9/44' (an artist's proof, the edition was 250), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), in excellent condition, framed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,250

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York