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Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings

Text by Ellsworth Kelly.

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Kelly's gorgeously economical plant drawings are full of tender lucidity

Though best known as a painter of scrupulous hard-edge abstractions, Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) saw drawing plants as playing a central role in his art. “The drawings from plant life seem to be the bridge to the way of seeing that brought about the paintings in 1949,” Kelly wrote in 1969. That way of seeing, he said, was “the basis for all my later work.” The rigorous and exacting observation of the natural world that Kelly used to make his plant drawings—a practice he continued through his whole career—helped him to refine his distinctly direct brand of minimal abstraction.

First published in 2017 and quickly going out of print, Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings features more than 30 drawings made by Kelly between 1949 and 2008. Kelly made these gorgeously economical line drawings from life, sometimes barely lifting the pencil as he translated each plant’s contours to paper. Focusing on direct visual impression—“nothing is changed or added,” as he put it—Kelly used the natural forms of the plants to explore some of his painterly fixations, like the effects of volume, negative space and overlapping planes. Despite the immediacy of their execution and their representational content, the most striking surprise of Kelly’s plant drawings is how much they share with his abstract paintings and sculptures.


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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
Active | In stock


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
Active | In stock


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
Active | In stock


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
Active | Out of stock


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
Active | In stock


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
Active | In stock


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
Active | In stock


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
Active | In stock


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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