Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Ellsworth Kelly in Focus

Installation view of Ellsworth Kelly, Black Square with Blue 1970 on display at Tate Modern © Tate Photography, 2014

See one of America’s greatest abstract artists of the 20th century, Ellsworth Kelly

Born in Newburgh, New York, Kelly (1923–2015) is best known for his pioneering paintings, inspired by his observations of overlooked geometric shapes such as shadows on a wall or the architectural features of buildings.

Presenting 11 paintings, prints and reliefs from the Tate collection, the display reflects more than six decades of the artist’s career. It demonstrates his transformative impact on post-war abstraction through his use of intense colour, chance processes and shaped canvases, in which the painting becomes an object in its own right.

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Ellsworth Kelly, Méditerranée 1952

Ellsworth Kelly, Méditerranée 1952 © Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly, [no title] 1992

Ellsworth Kelly, [no title] 1992 © Ellsworth Kelly

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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3 April – 29 May 2017 at 10.00–17.00