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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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Melon Leaf (Feuille de Melon), from Suite of Plant Lithographs

1965-66
Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheet,
S. 35 3/8 x 24 1/2 in. (89.9 x 62.2 cm)
signed and annotated `H.C.' in pencil (an hors commerce, the edition was 75 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

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$4,000 - 6,000 

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