Lot 101
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ELLSWORTH KELLY | Preliminary Study for "Wall"

100,000 - 150,000 USD
100,000 USD
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  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Preliminary Study for "Wall"
  • dated 1955 on the reverse 
  • paper collage on paper


Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2011


New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; London, Tate Gallery; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Ellsworth Kelly: A Retrospective, October 1996 - January 1998, p. 128, illustrated in color
Cambridge, Harvard Art Museums; Atlanta, High Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings, 1948-1955, March 1999 - August 2000, no. 177, illustrated in color 
New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Black and White Drawings, February - April 2011
Munich, Haus der Kunst; Wiesbaden Museum, Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White, October 2011 - June 2012


John Coplans, Ellsworth Kelly, New York 1971, cat. no. 101, illustrated
Diane Waldman, Ellsworth Kelly: Drawings, Collages, Prints, Greenwich 1971, cat. no. 88, illustrated  
Ulrich Wilmes, Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White, Munich 2011, cat. no. 62, p. 149, illustrated in color
Richard Shiff, Ellsworth Kelly: New York Drawings 1954-1962, New York 2013, cat. no. 16, p. 91, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"'Broadway' was named after the avenue in New York City; partly as a place-name, and partly because it also reads: broad way. Wall was named after Wall Street, where there was once a wall, running from Broadway to the East River. The North River is another name for the Hudson River which runs parallel to Broadway and is also a broad way, but blue." Ellsworth Kelly