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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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Dark Blue and Red, from Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs

1964-65
Lithograph in blue and red, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins.
I. 33.3 x 64.2 cm (13 1/8 x 25 1/4 in.)
S. 60 x 89.4 cm (23 5/8 x 35 1/4 in.)

Signed and numbered 65/75 in pencil (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £4,375

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London Auction 10 September 2020