Ellsworth Kelly

Saint Martin Landscape, State I-A

1979

Medium
Lithograph and screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 388 x 557 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12118

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, November 2004