Ellsworth Kelly
Cité, 1951

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Artist name
Ellsworth Kelly
Date created
oil on wood
twenty joined panels, overall: 56 1/2 in. × 70 3/4 in. × 1 3/4 in. (143.51 cm × 179.71 cm × 4.45 cm)
Date acquired
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and promised gift of Helen and Charles Schwab
© Ellsworth Kelly
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

Artist Ellsworth Kelly recalls his first encounter with abstraction and reflects on how his decades-long fascination with line, form, and color has manifested in both his paintings and his creative process. This video was filmed shortly before his passing in 2015.

More on the history of abstraction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hl5J47c3k

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