The Norton Simon Museum presents Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, an exhibition featuring the exquisite lithographic work of American artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015).
On view are Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs and Suite of Plant Lithographs — two bodies of work made by the artist in the mid-1960s, just as he was beginning to experiment with the medium. Seemingly different in subject and style — one brightly colored and abstract, the other simple figurative forms of plants and fruit — the two suites were in fact created simultaneously and in connection with one other.
Seen together, and alongside two monumental paintings by the artist from the Museum’s collection — White over Blue (1967) and Red Orange White Green Blue (1968) — Kelly’s works demonstrate the way he absorbed the world around him and experimented with both line and color.
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Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly continues at the Norton Simon Museum (411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California) through October 29, 2018.