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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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Yellow with Dark Blue (Jaune avec Bleu Foncé), from the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs

1964-65
Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 18 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. (47.9 x 36.8 cm)
S. 33 1/8 x 23 1/2 in. (84.1 x 59.7 cm)

signed and numbered 38/75 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, unframed.

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$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $8,750

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New York Auction 25 April 2016