Ellsworth Kelly - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, July 24, 2020 | Phillips

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    Tyler Graphics 311

  • 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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Colored Paper Image XV (Dark Gray and Blue), from Colored Paper Images series

Colored and pressed paper pulp, on white HMP handmade paper, with full margins.
I. 29 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. (74.3 x 74.3 cm)
S. 32 x 31 in. (81.3 x 78.7 cm)

Signed and numbered 22/23 in pencil (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford, New York (with their and the artist's blindstamps), framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020