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Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015

Works: 519 works in 1,151 publications in 6 languages and 16,499 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Free verse 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Sculptor, Editor, Curator, Lithographer, Publisher, Photographer
Classifications: N6537.K38, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly by E. C Goossen( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 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 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with a major exhibition to tour both the US and Europe, this volume offers a survey of Kelly's paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. The catalogue spans five decades, beginning in the late 1940s
Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some exceptions, of course; in particular, Yve-Alain Bois is an art historian who has worked consciously as a critic, even when writing about the art of the past. Essays like those in his book Painting as Model (MIT, 1990), especially the ones on Matisse, Polish Unism, or Barnett Newman, have been exemplary in showing how the historian’s empirical and methodological scrupulousness can be inseparable from the critic’s indispensable leap into interpretive speculation. Among currently productive artists, the ones with whom Bois seems to have the deepest affinity are Robert Ryman and Ellsworth Kelly. On the latter, Bois has previously written in the catalogue Ellsworth Kelly: The Years in France (Neues,1992) and in the catalogue for a 1994-95 exhibition of new work in London and New York. Now he examines Kelly’s French years again in his densely detailed introduction to the catalogue for an exhibition that began its tour at Harvard last year
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 344 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 in Dallas by Charles Wylie( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 242 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 by Tricia Y Paik( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Definitive monograph on this hugely influential pioneer of abstract art; only book to cover his entire career from 1940s to now; expansively illustrated with insightful texts by leading art historians and curators"--Sleeve insert
Ellsworth Kelly : schilderijen en beelden 1963-1979 = paintings and sculptures 1963-1979 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : Chatham series by Ann Temkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 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 )

14 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 191 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 : tablet, 1948-1973 by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a transcription of the conversation held between Benjamin Buchloh and Yve-Alain Bois at The Drawing Center on May 13, 2002
Letters to Ellsworth by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : die Jahre in Frankreich, 1948-1954 : [... anläßlich der Ausstellung im Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, vom 14. Juni bis 23. August 1992] by Yve-Alain Bois( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 67 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 by Suzanne Pagé( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 63 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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dice thrown never will annul chance; a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallarme's last poem is a founding work of European modernism. The CD-ROM offers text and English translation, contemporary lithographs and music, together with readings
Ellsworth Kelly : a retrospective by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 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
Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawings, 1948-2010 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955
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Kelly, Elsworth 1923-2015

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Ellsworth Kelly in DallasHenri Matisse, Ellsworth Kelly : plant drawingsEllsworth Kelly : die Jahre in Frankreich, 1948-1954 : [... anläßlich der Ausstellung im Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, vom 14. Juni bis 23. August 1992]Ellsworth Kelly : Zwischen-Räume : Werke 1956-2002The prints of Ellsworth Kelly : a catalogue raisonné, 1949-1985Ellsworth Kelly, red, green, blue : paintings and studies, 1958-1965Line form color : 1951