Lot 112
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ELLSWORTH KELLY | Tropical Plant

70,000 - 100,000 USD
312,500 USD
bidding is closed


  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Tropical Plant
  • ink on paper


Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston
Anthony Grant, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 2003


New York, Janie C. Lee Master Drawings, Ink Drawings, 1890-1986, February - March 1987, cat. no. 24, n.p., illustrated  
Art Institute of Chicago, The Judith Neisser Collection: Minimal and Postminimal Innovation, February - May 2011, p. 76, 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