Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)
Property from the Krasnow Family Collection
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)

Dark Blue Panel

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)
Dark Blue Panel
signed, titled and numbered 'Kelly DARK BLUE PANEL 6/9' (on the reverse)
painted aluminum
29 1/8 x 36 1/2 in. (73.9 x 92.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1982. This work in number six from an edition of nine plus four artist's proofs.
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1982
C. Ratcliff, Ellsworth Kelly at Gemini 1979-1982, Los Angeles, 1982, n.p. (another example illustrated)
T. Paik, “Chronology,” Ellsworth Kelly, London, 2015, p. 343 (another example illustrated).
St. Louis, Greenberg Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Painted Wall Sculptures, November 1982.
New York, Margo Leavin Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Painted Wall Sculptures, May-June 1982 (another example exhibited).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art and Saint Louis Art Museum, Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture, December-May 1983, pp. 169 and 175, no. 128 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Cambridge, Bakalar Sculpture Gallery, List Visual Arts Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ellsworth
Kelly: Small Sculpture 1958-87, December 1987-March 1988, pp. 18-19, no. 7 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Minneapolis, The Walker Art Center, Ellsworth Kelly: The Process of Seeing, October 1994-February 1995, no. 12 (another example exhibited).
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. October 2015-February 2016, p. 9 (another example exhibited).

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Lot Essay

“It is Kelly’s strength to objectify color and form and to distill its essence from the world of reality, drawing on human emotion, imagination, and spirit.”

D. Waldman, ‘Ellsworth Kelly,’ Ellsworth Kelly Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, 1996, p. 38.

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