Ellsworth Kelly

Drawings 1960-1962


March 27 - May 17, 1999
523 W 24 Street


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Ellsworth Kelly: Drawings 1960–1962, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street.

The exhibition will include 30 pencil and ink works on paper made by Ellsworth Kelly between 1960 and 1962, the majority of which have never previously been exhibited.

Clearly derived from the observation of nature, the sometimes deceptively simple drawings demonstrate Kelly's mastery of line and his continual fascination with abstract form, positive and negative space, and color. They provide a new understanding of the genesis of Ellsworth Kelly's formal language from a defining moment in his artistic development.

An 86-page catalogue with 31 color plates and an essay by Linda Nochlin will be published to accompany the exhibition.

This exhibition is concurrent with Ellsworth Kelly: The Early Drawings 1948–1955 at The Fogg Art Museum, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, through May 16.

Ellsworth Kelly: Drawings 1960–1962 will remain on view through Saturday, May 15, at 523 West 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00 PM.

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