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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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231

Blue Green Black Red

1971
Lithograph in colors, on Arches Cover paper, with full margins,
I. 22 x 19 1/2 in. (55.9 x 49.5 cm)
S. 29 3/4 x 27 1/4 in. (75.6 x 69.2 cm)

signed and numbered 92/100 pencil (there were also 20 artist’s proofs), published by Paul Bianchini, New York, unframed.

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$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $3,500

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015