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Ellsworth Kelly, Two Unique Works, framed together and Exhibited at the Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, inscription by the artist to the publisher of his catalogue raisonne 1987, signed inscription to the publisher of Hudson Hills Press

Ellsworth Kelly


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This extraordinary set of two unique works comprising an original drawing and an important collage is special not only because of the amazing provenance (gifted by the artist to his publisher), but because these are the original collages and drawings by Ellsworth Kelly for the original jacket designs for the front and back covers of one of Kelly's most iconic and well known publications, the first edition of the catalogue raisonne of his graphic works.  The drawing and collage feature the artist's handwritten title and instructions in graphite - annotations.  This iconic work was given as a gift of gratitude to Paul Anbinder, the founder and owner of Hudson Hills Press, a renowned fine art publisher, which published many monographs of famous artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Hans Hofmann, Jim Dine, sculptors Manuel Neri and Isaac Witkin. In 1997, this work was exhibited at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Cornell University. It is an original, unique hand signed and dedicated drawing, depicting the design for the catalogue raisonne of Ellsworth Kelly's prints.  Own a one-of-a-kind piece of art history - especially desirable for both collectors of Ellsworth Kelly's unique works as well as his graphics.

Measures 14" x 21-1/2" (sight)

Frame measures 20-1/2" x 28-1/2". 

Verso of frame bears the exhibition label from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Both the Flower drawing and the black and white collage are very important and desirable master works on paper.


Signed, inscribed and dated "for Paul with thanks, Sept. 1987 Ellsworth Kelly" in graphite pencil on the reverse, shown in die-cut window of frame 


Gift of Ellsworth Kelly to Paul Anbinder, Founder of Hudson Hills Press, and publisher of the Ellsworth Kelly catalogue raisonne


Height:   13.80
Width:   21.70
Depth:   0.50