Ellsworth Kelly Black/White/Black 1970 Lithograph on Special Ariomari Paper Edition No. 63 of 75 39” x 27”, Framed Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015) focused on the dynamic relationships between shape form and color. In this work from 1970, Kelly presents two black parallelograms stacked atop each other with a void (white) separating the two. Black/White/Black is a representative sample of his immense contribution to art history.
Kelly first rose to critical acclaim in the 1950s with his bright, multi-paneled and largely monochromatic canvases. Maintaining a persistent focus on the dynamic relationships between shape, form and color, Kelly was one of the first artists to create irregularly shaped canvases. His subsequent layered reliefs, flat sculptures, and line drawings further challenged viewers' conceptions of space. While not adhering to any one artistic movement, Kelly vitally influenced the development of Minimalism, Hard-edge painting, Color Field, and Pop art.
Kelly’s work is the permanent collections of institutions throughout the world.
The example offered here is presented framed and ready for installation.