Ellsworth Kelly

American, b. 1923, Newburgh, New York; d. 2015, Spencertown, New York
Ellsworth Kelly


Ellsworth Kelly did not adhere to one formal school of art and worked in a diverse range of mediums exploring forms and colors and emphasizing spatial relationships with nature. With the production of Yellow Blue, Kelly attempted to remove the artist’s presence from the work by eliminating brushstrokes or other distractions from the color of the two adjoining panels. Depending on the viewer’s location, the colors, shape, and dimensionality of Yellow Blue may change.

Yellow Blue


Ellsworth Kelly, Yellow Blue


Title: Yellow Blue
Date: 1968
Medium: painted steel
Dimensions: 111.75 x 189.75 x 64.5 inches
Accession Number: P68.2.4
Location: Outdoor Plaza









Primary Tapestry


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Title: Primary Tapestry
Date: 1968
Medium: handwoven wool
Dimensions: 120 x120 inches
Accession Number: P69.1.3
Location: Currently Not on View









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