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Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015

Works: 435 works in 1,045 publications in 5 languages and 15,903 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Creator, Other, Honoree, zxx, Sculptor, Publisher, Lithographer
Classifications: ND237.K444, 759.13
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Ellsworth Kelly by E. C Goossen( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical and critical information about one of America's foremost modern artists is accompanied by pictures of many of his works/
Ellsworth Kelly : works on paper by Diane Upright( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco by Madeleine Grynsztejn( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This overview of Ellsworth Kelly's fifty-year career is the first to bring together the twenty-two pieces the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired from Kelly's personal collection in 1999. The volume also includes paintings, sculptures, collages, drawings, and reliefs from the Museum's previous holdings and private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The primary text by Madeleine Grynsztejn explores the evolution of Kelly's artwork, his longstanding interest in the phenomenology of vision, and his experimentation with compositions generated by the laws of chance. Short essays by Julian Myers examine key issues and groupings of works, from Kelly's early figural paintings through the shaped panels and relief paintings for which the artist is best known. Produced to accompany the exhibition of the same name, Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco is an elegant presentation of the most significant collection of this artist's work and secures Kelly's place as one of the most original of American artists." "Kelly's paintings and sculptures are recognized as vital to the evolution of postwar modernism. One of the chief proponents of abstraction during the 195Os, Kelly is also celebrated for his large-scale monochrome canvases. He first gained critical recognition in the mid-1950s when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York purchased his work and the Betty Parsons gallery presented his first solo exhibition in the U.S. From the 1970s to the present, the scale of Kelly's work increased as he joined canvases of different sizes and shapes into asymmetrical formats and created sculptures in bronze, wood, and steel. Today Kelly's works are represented in museums and private collections worldwide, and he has received several prestigious awards and honorary degrees."--Jacket
Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Amerikaanse beeldend kunstenaar (geb. 1923)
Who gets to call it art? the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 by Peter Rosen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them
Ellsworth Kelly, sculpture by Patterson Sims( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : Zwischen-Räume : Werke 1956-2002 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

32 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas by Charles Wylie( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the artistic achievements of artist Ellsworth Kelly, providing an overview of his career and relationship with the city of Dallas from his collection at the Dallas Museum of Art
Ellsworth Kelly, recent paintings and sculptures : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 26-June 24, 1979 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : Chatham series by Ann Temkin( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In celebration of Ellsworth Kelly's ninetieth birthday in May 2013, The Museum of Modern Art will present the first exhibition in 40 years of all fourteen paintings that comprise the 'Chatham' series of works the artist produced after leaving New York City for Spencetown, in upstate New York, in 1970. The series has not been exhibited in its entirety since it was presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in 1972. 'The Chatham Series', published in conjunction with the exhibition, is a richly illustrated exploration of this key moment in Kelly's career. The 14 large-scale paintings he produced there all rely on a single formal concept-each is made of two joined canvases of pure monochrome color - yet the works vary in color and proportion from one to the next. An essay by Ann Temkin traces the artist's explorations of shape, color and spatiality from the early 1950 to today."--Publisher's description, Exhibition: MoMA, New York, USA (22.5.-9.9.2013)
Henri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawings by Henri Matisse( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donne à voir le dialogue intime entre deux pratiques du dessin, celle de Henri Matisse et celle de Ellsworth Kelly, peintre et sculpteur né en 1923
Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Y Paik( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : the years in France, 1948-1954 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

21 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1950s, Ellsworth Kelly emerged as a major figure in the vanguard of so-called "Hard Edge" New York abstraction. Noted for their articulate, sharply contoured planes, unified perspective, and shifting balances between foreground and background, Kelly's works expanded the language of both figuration and abstraction, establishing him as one of the leading postwar American artists. Earlier in his career, Kelly had spent six years in France, from 1948 to 1954, a time that proved decisive to the evolution of his art. Sponsored by the G. I. Bill, the artist closely studied contemporary and historical art, architecture and culture in Paris and various regions of France, as well as meeting with several other European and American artists. These were all critical stimuli at a time when Kelly was developing his distinct mature style. Published in connection with an exhibition co-organized by the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this scintillating volume presents the first complete and accurate portrait of this pivotal stage in Kelly's career, drawing on previously unpublished work and observations by the artist. Excerpts from interviews and correspondence, and a chronicle of the artist's activities are included. The essays address the creative and interpretive issues of Kelly's work in relation to modern abstraction, his use of the "chance" and the modular grid, and the role of his photographs in recording motifs in nature. This volume reproduces for the first time all Kelly's paintings and low-relief sculpture of the period, as well as a selection of his earlier paintings done in New Jersey and Boston. A number of his photographs, drawings, sketchbooks, and collages are also featured. Comparative illustrations include portraits of his artist friends, photographs of Paris, and works by Matisse, Picasso, and others. Ironically, Kelly sold only one painting during his years in Paris although he participated in several avant-garde exhibitions. Yet the achievements of this period are recognized today as Kelly's first important works and have clearly established his international reputation
Letters to Ellsworth by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindred aesthetics Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jack Shear( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Shaker community was established at Mount Lebanon, New York in 1787, and for the next 160 years the community was home to hundreds of Believers known for producing furniture that combined simplicity, functionality, and aesthetics. In 2011 minimalist artist Ellsworth Kelly and photographer Jack Shear toured the historic site with representatives of the Shaker Museum and Library. This film, richly enhanced with archival images of life at Mount Lebanon and photos of the two artists' work, documents their conversation about Shaker architecture and design
Ellsworth Kelly Fragments( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ellsworth Kelly is widely regarded as one of the most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers working today. Kelly insists on the connection between abstraction and nature from which he extrapolates forms and colors. Since the beginning of his career, Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of spatial unity, has played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. This documentary elucidates the true complexity of the artist's work. In following Kelly as he revisits the Paris of his early twenties, the film uncovers early influences which became leitmotifs that he would return to, reiterate, refine, and re-work for decades to come."--Container
Ellsworth Kelly by Suzanne Pagé( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris will include commissioned artworks by Ellsworth Kelly. The 3,850 square meter museum designed by Frank Gehry opens to the public on October 27, 2014. For the building's auditorium Kelly created Spectrum VIII, a curtain consisting of 12 colored panels. Five monochrome paintings by Kelly are also part of the artist's site-specific, permanent installation in the museum's auditorium
Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella : [exhibition] September 12th through October 26, 1970 by Ill.) Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly by Dale McConathy( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : a retrospective by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive monograph - published on the occasion of the first complete retrospective of Kelly's work since 1973, organized at the Guggenheim Museum by Diane Waldman, the museum's Deputy Director and Senior Curator - is a definitive investigation of Kelly's career, from his earliest works to the present. Waldman, author of numerous monographs on Modern and contemporary art, has brought together more than 399 of Kelly's most important paintings, sculptures, and works on paper (including several that have never been published): early abstract paintings and reliefs; figurative drawings; collages; photographs; paintings featuring a synthesis of biomorphic and geometric form; single-panel and multipanel paintings; shaped panels; and many of his sculptures, including the first two (from 1959) through the most recent (from 1996). her essay - an overview of Kelly's entire career - and four additional essays on various aspects of his oeuvre by Roberta Bernstein, Carter Ratcliff, Mark Rosenthal, and Clare Bell (plus a Chronology, Exhibition History, and Bibliography) explain the important relationships among his works in various mediums, and reveal why and how Kelly has produced some of the most distinctive art of our time
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Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
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Kelly, Elsworth 1923-

Kelly, Elsworth 1923-2015

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