Ellsworth KellySaint Martin Landscape 1979

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Artist
Ellsworth Kelly (born 1923)
Title
Saint Martin Landscape
Date 1979
MediumPrinted paper on printed card
Dimensionsimage: 388 x 557 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12117
Not on display

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Although Kelly is known as an abstract artist, some critics have detected references to landscape underlying the curved forms of his paintings and sculpture. This work stems from a postcard-sized collage made by Kelly in the 1950s. It remains an uncharacteristic work. He became interested in the Surrealists while studying in Paris in the late 1940s.

November 2004

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