Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly

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Date(s) - Jun 01
10:00 am

Norton Simon Museum


The Norton Simon Museum presents Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, an exhibition featuring the exquisite lithographic work of American artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015). On view from June 1–October 29, 2018 are Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs and Suite of Plant Lithographs—two bodies of work made by the artist in the mid-1960s, just as he was beginning to experiment with the medium. Seemingly different in subject and style—one brightly colored and abstract, the other simple figurative forms of plants and fruit—the two suites were in fact created simultaneously and in connection with one other. Seen together, and alongside two monumental paintings by the artist from the Museum’s collection, Kelly’s works demonstrate the way he absorbed the world around him and experimented with both line and color.