Kelly’s collaged postcards provide an awareness of both his sense of humor and his sense of place.
The Colors of the Sixties
Spilling Over: Painting in the 1960s at the Whitney Museum expands the common understanding of a pivot point in American art, while basking unapologetically in the pure pleasure of looking.
How Painting Survives in the Digital Era
In her new book, The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium, critic Isabelle Graw ruminates on how painting remains omnipresent within the contemporary capitalist system and digital economy.
US Postal Service Releases Vibrant Ellsworth Kelly Stamp Collection
The stamps feature tiny reproductions of ten paintings by Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstractionists.
The Met’s Wrong Turn on Revisionism
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
How Ellsworth Kelly’s Language of Abstraction Grew on Him
Kelly’s early sketches of the natural world would define his work across mediums and throughout his career.
Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, On View at the Norton Simon Museum
Ellsworth Kelly’s striking work in lithography from the mid-1960s is presented along with two monumental paintings from the Museum’s collection. Through October 29, 2018.
Ellsworth Kelly Explains His Relationship to Abstraction
“I’ve always lived in the present tense, and I like my paintings to be in the present tense,” Ellsworth Kelly begins his interview with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in 2013.
The Natural Geometries of Ellsworth Kelly’s Photographs
Any exhibition of Ellsworth Kelly’s art is a bittersweet event following the artist’s recent death, a postmortem reflection on a masterful legacy.
“Exactly as It Was”: Ellsworth Kelly’s Basic Training
When art world luminary, Ellsworth Kelly, died in December at the age of 92, his obituaries described him as an artist who rejected the very idea of art as self-expression.
Ellsworth Kelly, Who Relentlessly Pushed the Boundaries of Abstraction, Dead at 92
Ellsworth Kelly, one of the most strident pioneers of abstraction and minimalism in the United States from the 1950s onward, has died at age 92.
Revisiting Postwar American Art in Paris
PARIS — During springtime in Paris, one frequently meets beaming American newlyweds on their honeymoon.