Ellsworth Kelly - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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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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Dark Blue and Red (Bleu Foncé et Rouge), from Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs (A. 18)

Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 13 x 25 in. (33 x 63.5 cm)
S. 23 1/2 x 35 in. (59.7 x 88.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 65/75 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $13,860

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022