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  • 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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Magnolia (A. 56)

Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 17 x 25 in. (43.2 x 63.5 cm)
S. 24 x 34 5/8 in. (61 x 87.9 cm)

Signed and annotated 'H.C.' in pencil (an hors commerce, the edition was 75 and there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, unframed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $8,820

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022