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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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Pear II (Poire II), from Suite of Plant Lithographs

1965-66
Lithograph, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins.
I. 61.2 x 40.6 cm (24 1/8 x 15 7/8 in.)
S. 90 x 62 cm (35 3/8 x 24 3/8 in.)

Signed and numbered 74/75 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, unframed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,750

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London Auction 10 September 2020