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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 1990
    Richard Axsom 306

  • 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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Purple, from Fourth Curve series (G. 1990, A. 306)

Lithograph in purple, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 19 x 13 in. (48.3 x 33 cm)
S. 29 x 22 1/2 in. (73.7 x 57.2 cm)

Signed and numbered 4/45 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps on the reverse), framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $15,120

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022