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Ellsworth Kelly Windows


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This monograph was copublished by Cahiers d’Art and Centre Pompidou on the occasion of the 2019 exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: Windows, which brought together, for the first time, the six Windows made by Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015) in France between 1949 and 1950. Kelly’s years in France were a period of perpetual invention, and are fundamental to an understanding of his work. As he wrote in 1969, “After constructing Window with two canvases and a wood frame, I realized that ... painting as I had known it was finished for me.” This signal moment is evoked through more than 80 works, paintings, drawings, sketches and photographs, along with two beautiful essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Jean-Pierre Criqui.

Edited by Jean-Pierre Criqui. Foreword by Serge Lasvignes, Bernard Blistène. Text by Staffan Ahrenberg, Yve-Alain Bois, Jean-Pierre Criqui.


Paperback, 11.25 x 9.5 in. / 152 pgs / 85 color

Pub Date 4/14/2020



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