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Ellsworth Kelly

(American, 1923 - 2015)

Green White


Lot 11 - Christie's, New York (November 12, 2008)

Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale (Sale 2048)

$ 1,650,500 USD
€ 1,314,615 EUR
£ 1,099,673 GBP
Original Currency of Sale: $ 1,650,500 USD Premium
Estimate: $ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

oil on canvas

65.98 in. (167.60 cm.) (height) by 69.02 in. (175.30 cm.) (width)

signed with initials and dated 'EK 61' (lower right); signed again and dated again 'KELLY 61' (on the stretcher)

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Geometric Abstraction in America, March-May 1962, no. 49, pl. 41 (illustrated as Green-White); Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art and Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings by Ellsworth Kelly, December 1963-January 1964, no. 3; Paris, Galerie Maeght, Ellsworth Kelly, November-December 1964; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Ellsworth Kelly, Spring 1965; Sans titre. Louis, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Selected Works by Ellsworth Kelly from Sans titre. Louis Collections, April-October 2002.

In the Galleries, Arts Magazine (May/June 1962).M. Kozloff, "Geometric Abstraction in America," Art International VI, vol. 5-6 (Summer 1962), p. 99 (illustrated as Green-White); D. McConathy, "Ellsworth Kelly," Derrière le Miroir (November 1964), no. 3 (illustrated); Y.-A. Bois, Ellsworth Kelly: The Years in France, 1948-1954, exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 1992, p. 13.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1965



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