Lot 110
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ELLSWORTH KELLY | Untitled

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200,000 - 300,000 USD
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Description

  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated 1960 on the reverse
  • watercolor, ink and graphite on paper
  • 28 3/4 by 22 1/2 in. 73 by 57.2 cm.

Provenance

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper 1960-1962, March - May 1999, cat. no. 18, illustrated in color 
Art Institute of Chicago, The Judith Neisser Collection: Minimal and Postminimal Innovation, February - May 2011, p. 74, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"I like to work from things that I see, whether they're man-made or natural or a combination of the two. Once in a while I work directly from something I've seen, like a window, or a fragment of a piece of architecture, or someone's legs; or sometimes the space between things, or just how the shadows of an object would look. The things I'm interested in have always been there. The idea of a shadow and a natural object has existed, like the shadow of the pyramids, or a rock and its shadow; I'm not interested in the texture of the rock, or that it is a rock, but in the mass of it, and its shadow." Ellsworth Kelly

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