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ELLSWORTH KELLY, BLUE/YELLOW/RED, Silkscreen, 1970s., Signed Lt Ed Color silkscreen on Strathmore Fairfield Opaque Number 8 paper (Signed, numbered and dated in pencil) Unframed

$8,500.00
Weight:
1.00 LBS
Shipping:
$130.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015)
Untitled (Blue//Yellow/Red), 1970–1973
 Screenprint on Strathmore Fairfield Opaque Number 8 paper
Image Size: 18 x 17.5 in. (45.72 x 44.45 cm.)
Overall Size: 26 x 25.5 in. (66.04 x 64.77 cm.)
Framed
Signed and numbered by artist in pencil on the front, lower  (recto)
Printed 1970–1973
Edition: 100
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, publisher
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: 91, Axsom
A bright impression.
 
This rare and iconic screenprint by Ellsworth Kelly was created in one of the artist's most desirable eras, the early 1970s. Kelly initiated a style of large, simple shapes in the 1950s, formed of hard edges and flat, unmodulated colors. Kelly's timeless aesthetic has made him one of the most important artists of the past six decades. The bright simple colors of the present work, Blue/Yellow/Red (Untitled), are indeed timeless, with a psychedelic essence that is unmistakably a product of the 1970s zeitgeist. 

Kelly strives to capture the bare essence of what he sees, using form and shape as subjects in and of themselves. His geometric abstractions depict mysterious, intense shapes meant to exist beyond time or personal circumstance. 

Ellsworth Kelly was a multifaceted artist, highly influential to the American abstract movement. Having contributed to Pop Art, hard-edge, and above all, Minimalism, through his elegant drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures, Kelly maintains a persistent style where he explores the relationship between color, shape and form. His abstract compositions, mainly composed of vivid color schemes and flat surfaces are depictions of the artist’s real-life observations. His manifestation of shapes as subjects challenge the viewer’s concept of space, evoking a physical reaction, rather than an interpretive analysis
 

Condition report: This is a bright impression with bold colors. It was originally framed, so we had it flattened by a restorer. There just remains some scuffing and minor scratching to the colored bands - visible up close and in raking light that could not be caught on camera - but will be even less noticeable when the work is re-framed. Otherwise in good condition; the lower price reflects these imperfections and makes this an excellent value. It will look stunning when re-framed and hung.

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