Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)

Dark Red-Violet Panel

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)
Dark Red-Violet Panel
signed, titled and numbered 'Kelly DARK RED-VIOLET PANEL 6/9' (on the reverse)
painted aluminum
29 7/8 x 29 ¾ in. (75.9 x 75.6 cm.)
Executed in 1982. This work is number six from an edition of nine plus four artist's proofs.
Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1990
C. Ratcliff, Ellsworth Kelly at Gemini 1979-1982, Los Angeles, 1982, no. EK81-2069 (another example illustrated).
St. Louis, Greenberg Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly: Painted Wall Sculptures, November 1982.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture, December 1982-February 1983, pp. 172 and 190, no. 123 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Palm Springs Art Museum, Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection of Contemporary Art, January-February 1984, no. 24 (another example exhibited).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Osaka, National Museum of Art; Yonago City Museum of Art and Tokyo, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Gemini G.E.L.: Art and Collaboration, November 1984-March 1989, pp. 141 and 143, no. 55 (another example exhibited and illustrated).
Paris, Centre national des arts Plastiques, Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, February-April 1986 (another example exhibited).
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Colors and Forms: Ellsworth Kelly, May-July 1997 (another example exhibited).
London, ARCHEUS, The Unseen Hand: Minimalism & Anonymity, June-July 2005 (another example exhibited).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L., October 2015-February 2016 (another example exhibited).

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“I think that if you can turn off the mind and look only with the eyes, ultimately everything becomes abstract."
-Ellsworth Kelly

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