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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 with Red (Bleu Foncé avec Rouge), from Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs

1964-65
Lithograph in blue and red, on Rives paper, with full margins,
I. 19 x 15 in. (48.3 x 38.1 cm)
S. 35 x 23 3/8 in. (88.9 x 59.4 cm)

signed and numbered 64/75 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

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$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,000

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