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Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings


Item #: MAAF101
Published: Matthew Marks Gallery (September 26, 2017)
Language: English
Hard Cover
Color / B&W
ISBN-10: 194492907X
ISBN-13: 978-1944929077
64 pages, 10.2 x 10.2 inches
Edition: First Edition
Condition: new.

“My later paintings have all the early paintings inside them,” Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) once observed.

These final paintings, made in the months leading up to his death in December 2015, further develop the non-compositional strategies he pioneered in the late 1940s and pursued throughout his life, including monochrome paintings, shaped canvases and joined panels.

The book also includes 16 photographs by Jack Shear of Kelly’s studio as he left it on his final day of painting―a poignant record of his seven-decade advancement of a singular artistic vision.