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Ellsworth Kelly :; a retrospective

Kelly, Ellsworth; Waldman, Diane (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0810968975 / ISBN 13: 9780810968974
Published by Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Oblong folio in red/white DJ (black spine); vii, 335 p, color illus ; 28 x 30 cm. 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. || Art; Essays. // ** A heavy and large book. Extra shipping harges may apply at cost.** Please inquire. Wee bit of wear to DJ spine head, faint scratches to DJ, bottom-rear corner gently bumped, small dimple to DJ spine, and a tiny spot to tips of a few pages (marginal); else fine in near fine DJ. A very nice copy, all in all. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 79875

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Title: Ellsworth Kelly :; a retrospective

Publisher: Guggenheim Museum, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Published to conincide with a major exhibition to tour both the US and Europe. this volume offers a survey of the artist's paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. The catalogue spans five decades, beginning in the late 1940s when Kelly formulated a visual language that he has continued to elaborate and explore throughout his artistic career. Interested in the work of Arp, Matisse and other European artists, Kelly developed his own style of abstraction while working in Paris after the Second World War. Following his arrival in New York in 1954, Kelly continued to work independently, creating flatly painted geometric works at odds with the gestural brushwork of Abstract Expressionism, the dominant style of American abstraction.

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Kelly's name brings to mind large abstract forms engaged in a dialog of color and space. His work is deceptively simple but embodies enough force of its own to resist categorization. His quiet labors are about visual process and are to be perceived in a direct manner. Often, this is precisely what confuses, because so many of us have forgotten how to see. Still, his images are never arbitrary; they are carefully planned in a holistic manner, often through the use of collage. This companion to the first major retrospective of Kelly's career since the early 1970s includes examples of his work in all media. A team of stellar writers, headed by editor Waldman, the Guggenheim's deputy director and senior curator, relate his life story, his friendship with the Arps and John Cage, his years in Europe, and his return to the United States. An important addition to any collection dealing with 20th-century art.?Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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