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  • Literature

    Richard Axsom 3

  • Catalogue Essay

    'The subject of this portrait is David McCorkle. In the fall of 1964 Kelly traveled with McCorkle and another American friend, Dale McConathy, to Paris. The occasion was the opening of a retrospective exhibition, organized by the Galerie Maeght, that was devoted to the artist's work since 1958.' Richard Axsom, The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly, Volume 1, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Portland, Oregon, 2012, p. 66.

  • 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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David (A. 3)

1964
Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 29 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (74.3 x 57.2 cm)
S. 35 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (89.5 x 62.9 cm)

Signed and annotated 'artist's proof' in pencil (the edition was 20), published by the artist, unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $7,560

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022