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Yellow/Red Orange

Accession Number
2005/2.27

Title
Yellow/Red Orange

Artist(s)
Ellsworth Kelly

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
35 1/4 in x 36 1/4 in (89.5 cm x 92.1 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of David Caldwell Leedy

Subject matter
This print is from the first series Ellsworth Kelly did with Gemini G.E.L. printers. Kenneth Tyler, the owner of the printshop, engineered a process that would create the crisp lines that Kelly's work required by using a paper that ink would sit on rather than absorb. The minimalist composition and stark colors of this piece are characteristic of Kelly's work which was often compared to Color Field, geometric abstraction, Minimalist, and Pop Art movements although he tried to avoid classification.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
Minimal
geometric abstraction
quadrilateral (shape)

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