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    Gift of the artist to his mother and father
    By descent to the present owner

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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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Light Blue with Orange (Bleu clair avec orange), from Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs

1964-65
Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 18 1/2 x 14 in. (47 x 35.6 cm)
S. 35 x 23 1/2 in. (88.9 x 59.7 cm)

Signed and dedicated 'artist's proof, for Mother & Dad' in pencil (one of 11 artists's proofs, the edition was 75), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $11,875

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New York Auction 23 April 2019