Ellsworth Kelly - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, March 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 1429, 1431
    Richard Axsom 250, 252

  • Catalogue Essay

    From a series of lithographs, EK/Green captures the artist himself in an unusual self-portrait, while Jack/Gray depicts Kelly's husband, the American photographer Jack Shear (b. 1953).

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

EK/Green; and Jack/Gray (G. 1429 & 1431, A. 250 & 252)

Two lithographs in colors, on Arches 88 paper, the full sheets.
EK/Green S. 47 x 37 in. (119.4 x 94 cm)
Jack/Gray S. 47 x 38 in. (119.4 x 96.5 cm)

Both signed and numbered 23/50 and 23/35 in pencil respectively (there were also 10 and 8 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, both framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $1,260

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 11 March 2022