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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 (VIII.15 Dark Blue and Red )

1964-65
Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 13 x 25 1/4 in. (33 x 64.1 cm);
S. 23 1/2 x 35 1/8 in. (59.7 x 89.2 cm)

signed and numbered 50/75 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, a scuff in the upper red shape (only visible in raking light), occasional minor soiling in the margins, the palest time staining, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York