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Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015

Works: 649 works in 1,274 publications in 5 languages and 17,156 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Catalogs  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree, Sculptor, Editor, Curator, Lithographer, Photographer, Publisher
Classifications: N6537.K38, 759.13
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Ellsworth Kelly by E. C Goossen( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 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 560 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 in San Francisco by Madeleine Grynsztejn( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 481 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 471 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
Ellsworth Kelly, sculpture by Patterson Sims( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 339 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 243 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 229 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 : Chatham series by Ann Temkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 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 194 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellsworth Kelly : schilderijen en beelden 1963-1979 = paintings and sculptures 1963-1979 by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in Dutch and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Ellsworth by Ellsworth Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 96 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a selection of more than forty works, most of which are from the collection of the artist, this book is an expert investigation into Ellsworth Kelly's artistic development that spans five decades."--BOOK JACKET
Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 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 61 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 )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 57 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 )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 51 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interactive multimedia presentation of Mallarme's last great poem Un Coup de des jamais n'abolira le hasard (Casting the dice once never will abolish chance), which recreates, in 2000, the radicalism of Mallarme's extraordinary use of type and layout in 1897, allowing access to entirely new experiences of this enduring masterpiece
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
Ellsworth Kelly : the early drawings, 1948-1955Ellsworth 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 : the years in France, 1948-1954
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