by Ellsworth Kelly, 1964-66
Citron (Lemon) (detail), 1965-66
Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923) Lithograph on Rives BFK paper 2012.50.1
Cyclamen II (detail), 1964-65
Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923)
Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Ellsworth Kelly began making lithographs in Paris with Maeght Editions in 1964 and over the next few years created a seminal body of work. This exhibition focuses on the series of botanical images the artist made during this period. These works are both an homage to and bold departure from Matisse’s evocative line drawings.
Curated by John R. Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director
This exhibition is made possible by the Susan B. Weatherbie Exhibition Fund.
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Gallery talk by John Stomberg, Florence Finch Abbott Director
Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Although Ellsworth Kelly and Henri Matisse never met in person, their dedication to drawing and the art of “seeing” places them at constant points of comparison. Inviting Kelly to play the role of curator, however, provides fresh insights to this established dialogue. This beautifully...