ELLSWORTH KELLY "BLACK WITH WHITE A.9" LITHO, 1964
Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923) is one of the masters of American minimalism.
He is collected internationally and renowned for his signature hypnotic shapes realized in single colors.
Like many artists who had served in the US military during WWII, Kelly took advantage of the the G.I. Bill and moved to Paris in the late 1940's only to return to the US in 1954.
Kelly was one of the first artists, along with Frank Stella, to use oddly shaped canvases and contributed to the nascent genre of Minimalism.
Similar to Stella, Kelly began to explore printmaking in the late 1960's and it became an essential part of his practice.
His first prints, from which this work is included, were created in a series entitled "Suite of Twenty-Seven Lithographs" and published by Maeght Éditeur in Paris. (Maeght also worked with Riopelle)
Kelly's work can be found in every major American museum's permanent collection in addition to the Centre Pompidou (Paris) the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), Tate Modern (London) and the National Gallery (Ottawa)
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"Black with White (A.9)"
Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 75.
33”H 23.5”W (work)
Very good condition