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Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015), , Lemon Branch

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015), , Lemon Branch

Item Description:

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015)
Lemon Branch
Inscribed with artist's name in pencil, dated Oct 1964, titled 'Lemon Branch' and numbered from the series '4/5' verso. Pencil on wove paper.
28 1/2 x 22 9/16 in. (72.4 x 57.3cm)
PROVENANCE:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Oldenburg, New York, New York (gifted directly from the above on the occasion of Richard's retirement as the Museum's Director in 1944).
EXHIBITED:
"The Drawing Society National Exhibition," American Federation of Arts, New York, November 22 - December 13, 1966; also traveled to: Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, October 1 - 22, 1965 / November 5 - 26, 1965; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 10 - 31, 1965; Atlanta Art Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January 14 - February 4, 1966; University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, February 18 - March 11, 1966; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 25 - April 14, 1966; Frederick & Nelson, Seattle, Washington; April 22 - May 7, 1966; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, June 5 - 26, 1966; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 8 - 29, 1966; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California, August 12 - September 2, 1966; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., September 16 - November 12, 1966, no. 32, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 26.
"New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 18, 1969 - February 8, 1970, no. 200, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 51.
"Twentieth-Century American Drawings: Three Avant-Garde Generations," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 23 - March 22, 1976; also traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, German, May 26 - July 11, 1976; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany, July 18 - August 29, 1976 (shown only in Baden-Baden).
"10 Painters & Sculptors Draw," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 1 - September 30, 1984, checklist no. 24, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 5.
"Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper," Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, September 13 - October 25, 1987; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, December 2, 1987 - January 31, 1988; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, March 5 - May 15, 1988; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 29 - July 24, 1988; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, August 11 - September 25, 1988; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City,Missouri, October 22 - December 31, 1988; Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1 - September 24, 1989, pl. 138, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue.
"Die Hand des Kunstlers," Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, April 26 - June 23, 1991, no. 5, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue.

Provenance:

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Oldenburg, New York, New York (gifted directly from the above on the occasion of Richard's retirement as the Museum's Director in 1944).
EXHIBITED:
"The Drawing Society National Exhibition," American Federation of Arts, New York, November 22 - December 13, 1966; also traveled to: Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, October 1 - 22, 1965 / November 5 - 26, 1965; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 10 - 31, 1965; Atlanta Art Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January 14 - February 4, 1966; University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, February 18 - March 11, 1966; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 25 - April 14, 1966; Frederick & Nelson, Seattle, Washington; April 22 - May 7, 1966; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, June 5 - 26, 1966; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 8 - 29, 1966; M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California, August 12 - September 2, 1966; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., September 16 - November 12, 1966, no. 32, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 26.
"New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 18, 1969 - February 8, 1970, no. 200, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 51.
"Twentieth-Century American Drawings: Three Avant-Garde Generations," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 23 - March 22, 1976; also traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, German, May 26 - July 11, 1976; Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany, July 18 - August 29, 1976 (shown only in Baden-Baden).
"10 Painters & Sculptors Draw," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 1 - September 30, 1984, checklist no. 24, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue p. 5.
"Ellsworth Kelly: Works on Paper," Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, September 13 - October 25, 1987; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, December 2, 1987 - January 31, 1988; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, March 5 - May 15, 1988; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, May 29 - July 24, 1988; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, August 11 - September 25, 1988; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City,Missouri, October 22 - December 31, 1988; Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1 - September 24, 1989, pl. 138, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue.
"Die Hand des Kunstlers," Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, April 26 - June 23, 1991, no. 5, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue.

AUCTION
$ 60,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 68 in Modern & Contemporary Art
AUCTION DATE: Oct 29, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT

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