Ellsworth Kelly - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 21, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Castelli Graphics, New York (label verso of frame)

  • Literature

    Gemini G.E.L. 465
    Richard Axsom 90

  • 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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Spectrum (G. 465, A. 90)

Screenprint in colours, on Arches 88 paper, with full margins.
I. 44.5 x 171.1 cm (17 1/2 x 67 3/8 in.)
S. 86.2 x 212.4 cm (33 7/8 x 83 5/8 in.)

Signed and numbered 'AP VIII' in pencil (one of 9 artist's proofs in Roman numerals, the edition was 34), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £21,590

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 - 22 September 2023