Since the beginning of his career, Ellsworth Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of creating spatial unity have played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. A major influence on Pop Art, Minimalism, hard-edge and color field painting, Ellsworth Kelly’s best-known works are distinguished by sharply delineated shapes flatly painted in vivid color, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951). His abstract paintings are inspired by the interplay of light, space, and color in the architecture around him. In contrast, Kelly’s automatic drawings feature delicate outlines of bodies and flora.
Colored and pressed paper pulp, the full sheet,
S. 32 1/4 x 31 1/8 in. (82 x 79.1 cm)
signed and numbered in pencil (edition of 22 with 8 artist's proofs), published by Tyler Graphics, Bedford and New York (with their blindstamp)
Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 20 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (51.8 x 39.7 cm) S. 35 x 23 5/8 in. (88.9 x 60 cm)
signed and numbered in pencil (edition of 75 with 4 artist's proofs), published by Maeght, Paris, framed. In excellent condition.
2 color lithograph, 42 3/8 x 46 1/8 in. (107.63 x 117.16 cm), signed in pencil in the bottom right (edition of 11), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Lithograph in two tones of red, on Arches wove paper
S. 44 4/5 x 40 7/10 in. (113.7 x 103.5 cm)
Edition of 13
Signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of 13
Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles