In this video, hear artist Ellsworth Kelly discuss his installation at the Phillips with Director Dorothy Kosinski and Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenović. Ellsworth Kelly: Panel Painting 2004–2009 is on view through Sept. 22, 2013.
One of the seven multi-panel works by Ellsworth Kelly that will be on view at the Phillips June 22-Sept. 22, on the occasion of the artist’s 90th birthday year. Ellsworth Kelly, Green Blue Black Red, 2007. Oil on canvas, four panels, 345 x 217 in. Private collection. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, courtesy the artist © Ellsworth Kelly
Today is Ellsworth Kelly’s 90th birthday! In just three weeks, we open Ellsworth Kelly: Panel Paintings: 2004-2009, joining a host of sister institutions in celebrating the milestone birthday year of this acclaimed artist. Early this month, Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation opened Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall. Just last week MoMA put on view the artist’s Chatham Series, reunited for the first time since 1972. A few days later a retrospective of Kelly’s prints opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Here in town the National Gallery of Art is showing a series of luminous handmade paper images that the artist made in 1977. Happy birthday Mr. Kelly!
. . . included a visit to Matthew Marks Gallery. There was a wonderful show of Robert Gober’s work. I was intrigued by the Ellsworth Kelly adorning the gallery’s facade . . . such authority and clarity amidst the white noise of daily street traffic. I look forward to our Kelly show on June!
Dorothy Kosinski, Director
Matthew Marks gallery in West Hollywood with an Ellsworth Kelly facade. Photo: Dorothy Kosinski