Ellsworth Kelly - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 462-63; Richard Axsom 99-100

  • 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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White Curve I (Black curve I) and Black Curve I (White Curve I)

Two lithographs with graphite additions, on Arjomari paper, with full margins,
both I. 26 x 26 in. (66 x 66 cm)
both S. 34 x 34 in. (86.4 x 86.4 cm)

both signed, numbered 9/50 and 9/49 respectively in pencil (there were also 9 artist's proofs for both), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), both with a backed tear at left, occasional soft handling creases, minor soiling and a few foxmarks in the margins, pale time staining, otherwise both in good condition, both framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250


8 June 2010
New York