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Ellsworth Kelly: Austin

Text by Carter E. Foster.

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The only building the artist designed, Austin is Kelly’s most enduring legacy

In January 2015, the renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) gifted to the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, the design concept for his most monumental work. A 2,715-square-foot stone building with luminous colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture and 14 black-and-white marble panels, the work is titled Austin, following the artist’s tradition of naming particular works after the places for which they are destined. The structure is the only building the artist designed, despite Kelly’s lifelong interest in architecture and architectural form dating back to his earliest window studies made while living in Paris in the 1940s. Envisioned by Kelly as a site for joy and contemplation, Austin is a cornerstone of the Blanton’s permanent collection and a new icon for the city in which it stands. This comprehensive volume from Radius Books provides a thorough look at the project, from its first inception to its current position as one of the artist’s most important and enduring works. An incisive essay by Carter E. Foster, deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Blanton Museum of Art, includes archival material, drawings, historic photographs and nearly all related works Kelly created as he developed the building’s design.


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In addition to the binding, it's worth pointing out that the book is big, allowing the reader to practically immerse themselves in the color-drenched spaces [...] It's a beautiful document of an amazing building where art is both container and contained.

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Behold Ellsworth Kelly's final masterpiece, 'Austin'

Behold Ellsworth Kelly's final masterpiece, 'Austin'

In February 2018, the Blanton Museum of Art opened Ellsworth Kelly's masterpiece—a 2,715 square-foot limestone "secular chapel" with 26-foot double-barrel-vaulted ceilings, granite floors, and stained-glass windows, designed to house a series of abstract paintings on marble and a soaring California redwood "Totem" sculpture—to the public. It was a project that the artist, who died in 2015 at the age of 92, had envisioned in 1986, and had overseen in every detail until his death, two months before construction began. Now, Radius Books has released a superb new monograph on the project, featuring double Swiss binding, several deluxe papers, a wealth or archival materials, new installation photography and texts by the Blanton's Simone J. Wicha and Carter E. Foster. "I hope visitors will experience 'Austin' as a place of calm and light," Kelley said. "Go there and rest your eyes, rest your mind." continue to blog


ELLSWORTH KELLY MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Ellsworth Kelly: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture Vol 1

ELLSWORTH KELLY: CATALOGUE RAISONNé OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE VOL 1

Edited by Yve-Alain Bois, Anya Bondell. Foreword by Jack Shear.

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851171900
USD $395.00
| CAN $560

Pub Date: 10/20/2015
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Cahiers d'Art: Ellsworth Kelly

CAHIERS D'ART: ELLSWORTH KELLY

Edited by Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Yve-Alain Bois, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tadao Ando, Jean-Louis Cohen, et al.

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851171740
USD $90.00
| CAN $128

Pub Date: 10/23/2012
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Ellsworth Kelly: Windows

ELLSWORTH KELLY: WINDOWS

Edited by Jean-Pierre Criqui. Foreword by Serge Lasvignes, Bernard Blistène. Text by Staffan Ahrenberg, Yve-Alain Bois, Jean-Pierre Criqui.

CAHIERS D'ART/CENTRE POMPIDOU

ISBN: 9782851173058
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 4/14/2020
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Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings

ELLSWORTH KELLY: PLANT DRAWINGS

Text by Ellsworth Kelly.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781944929091
USD $45.00
| CAN $62 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/15/2019
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Ellsworth Kelly: Austin

ELLSWORTH KELLY: AUSTIN

Text by Carter E. Foster.

RADIUS BOOKS

ISBN: 9781942185567
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 45

Pub Date: 2/25/2020
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Ellsworth Kelly: Color Panels for a Large Wall

ELLSWORTH KELLY: COLOR PANELS FOR A LARGE WALL

Text by Christine Mehring.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781944929145
USD $45.00
| CAN $62 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings

ELLSWORTH KELLY: LAST PAINTINGS

Text by Branden W. Joseph.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781944929077
USD $40.00
| CAN $54 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
Active | Out of stock


Ellsworth Kelly: Outside In

ELLSWORTH KELLY: OUTSIDE IN

Text by Briony Fer.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146903
USD $35.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 8/25/2015
Out of print | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: The Chatham Series

ELLSWORTH KELLY: THE CHATHAM SERIES

Text by Ann Temkin.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870708732
USD $22.95
| CAN $32

Pub Date: 6/30/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles

ELLSWORTH KELLY: LOS ANGELES

Text by Michael Duncan.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146590
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 11/30/2012
Out of print | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White

ELLSWORTH KELLY: BLACK & WHITE

Text by Ulrich Wilmes.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775732178
USD $60.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 1/31/2012
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture

ELLSWORTH KELLY: WOOD SCULPTURE

Text by Brenda Richardson.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467662
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/31/2011
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Ellsworth Kelly: Reliefs 2009-2010

ELLSWORTH KELLY: RELIEFS 2009-2010

Text by Robert Storr.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146569
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/31/2011
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Ellsworth Kelly: Thumbing through the Folder

ELLSWORTH KELLY: THUMBING THROUGH THE FOLDER

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781935202134
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 2/28/2010
Out of print | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: Diagonal

ELLSWORTH KELLY: DIAGONAL

Text by Johanna Burton.

MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880146514
USD $45.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 9/30/2009
Out of print | Not available


Ellsworth Kelly: Tablet 1948-1973

ELLSWORTH KELLY: TABLET 1948-1973

Edited by Catherine de Zegher. Introduction by Yve-Alain Bois and Yves Aupetitallot.

THE DRAWING CENTER

ISBN: 9780942324174
USD $50.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/15/2004
Out of print | Not available



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