Ellsworth Kelly - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips

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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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String Bean Leaves I (Haricot Vert I), from Suite of Plant Lithographs

Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 30 1/4 x 21 1/4 in (76.8 x 54 cm);
S. 35 5/8 x 24 5/8 in (90.5 x 62.5 cm)

signed and numbered 51/75 in pencil, titled in pencil on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, minor soiling in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$3,500 - 4,500 

Sold for $8,125

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York