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Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards

Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards

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Over the course of more than 50 years, renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly made approximately 400 postcard collages, some of which served as exploratory musings and others as studies for larger works in other mediums. They range from his first monochrome in 1949 through his last postcard collages of crashing ocean waves, in 2005.
Together, these works show an unbounded space of creative freedom and provide an important insight into the way Kelly saw, experienced and translated the world in his art. Many postcards illustrate specific places where he lived or visited, introducing biography and illuminating details that make these pieces unique among his broader artistic production. Ellsworth Kelly: Postcardsis the most extensive publication of Kelly’s lifelong practice of collaged postcards.


Title: Postcards
Publisher: Frances Young Tang Museum and DelMonico Books, 2021
Editors: Ian Berry, Jessica Eisenthal
Author: Texts by Jessica Eisenthal, Ellsworth Kelly, Lynda Klich, Tricia Y. Paik
Artist: Ellsworth Kelly
Graphic Design: Conny Purtill, Purtill Family Business
Format: Hardcover
Size: 21.6 x 28 cm, 320 pages
ISBN: 9781636810096
Edition: 2500 copies
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