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Ellsworth Kelly
Blue/Red-Orange /// Contemporary Abstract Geometric Minimalism Ellsworth Kelly

1972

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Artist: Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015) Title: “Blue/Red-Orange” *Signed by Kelly in pencil lower right Year: 1972 Medium: Original Lithograph on Special Arjomari paper Limited edition: 14/55, (there were also 9 artist's proofs) Printer: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA Reference: "The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonné" - Axsom No. 82, page 81; Gemini No. 341 Framing: The work remains in its original framing from notable framer Art Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, retaining their original gallery label on verso. Framed in a contemporary silver metal frame with plexiglass and frame-space Framed size: 37.5" x 37" Sheet size: 36.25" x 36.5" Condition: Some minor cosmetic wear to plexiglass. The artwork is in mint condition Very rare. Absolutely stunning Notes: Provenance: private collection - Los Angeles, CA; acquired from The Men's Committee of Pasadena Art Museum in 1974; acquired directly from the printer/publisher Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA. This artwork comes with the original bill of sale and COA from The Men's Committee of Pasadena Art Museum and the original documentation sheet from the printer/publisher Gemini G.E.L.. Numbered by Kelly in pencil lower left. Printed in 2 colors, in 2 runs, from 2 aluminum plates: orange and blue. Collaboration and supervision: Kenneth Tyler. Proofing and processing: Ron McPherson. Edition printing: Charles Ritt, Andrew Vlady, Paul Clinton, James Webb, Marie Porter, and Henry Adams. Gemini G.E.L. chop mark/blind stamp lower right. Gemini G.E.L. inkstamp and workshop number on verso: "EK70-339". "Blue/Red-Orange" and seven other lithographs (cat. nos. 74, 75, 77-79, 81, and 83) are related to the 'Series of Ten Lithographs' (1970). Kelly conceived all eighteen prints in preparation for his collaboration with the Gemini workshop in early 1970. He based the prints on paintings from the late 1960's. Ten completed prints from this project were gathered to constitute the 'Series of Ten Lithographs', Kelly's first publication with Gemini G.E.L.. The remaining lithographs outside of this series were variously proofed, editioned, and published as individual prints between 1970 and 1972. There is no specific source in the paintings or sculpture for this lithograph. The eight prints (cat. Nos. 74, 75, 77-79,81-83) are, as a group, derived from the curvilinear shapes and figure-ground compositions that Kelly had cultivated since his return to New York from Paris in 1954, he now pursued strict geometric form and solid-color panel painting. Although this new direction entailed an elaboration of the joined, rectilinear panel paintings that he had evolved in France, it also led to the invention of more eccentrically shaped polygonal canvases. Biography: Ellsworth Kelly (May 31, 1923 – December 27, 2015) was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing simplicity of form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland. Kelly often employed bright colors. He lived and worked in Spencertown, New York.
  • Creator:
    Ellsworth Kelly (1923, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1972
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 37.5 in (95.25 cm)Width: 37 in (93.98 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU12123520602
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