Ellsworth Kelly was a monumental American abstract painter and artist known for his techniques emphasizing line, color and form. This monograph presents 13 paintings and one sculpture that demonstrate a new refinement in Ellsworth Kelly's work. In each of the paintings a rectangular canvas is painted with numerous layers of white paint, on top of which the artist affixes a (usually) black canvas. With their sharp diagonals and dramatic curves, these reliefs are among the most dynamic of Kelly's career. Author Robert Storr writes of finding solace in Kelly's "acute formal solicitude, release from frenzy, and distraction in the mind-clearing presentness that has been the past and remains the future of his art."
Text by Robert Storr.