Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco

July 13, 2002–January 5, 2003

Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco brings together for the first time twenty-two major works recently acquired by SFMOMA from the artist’s personal collection with paintings, sculptures, collages, and drawings from private collections throughout the Bay Area. The exhibition chronicles Kelly’s eloquent career, from his student days in Boston to his sojourn in Paris, where he refined his unique approach to abstraction, and his move to New York, where he developed the biomorphic style that led to his shaped canvases and dynamic, colorful multipanel works of the last two decades.

Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.This exhibition is sponsored by U.S.Trust Company, N.A., Doris and Donald Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Roberts, and Pat and Bill Wilson. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by Collectors Forum, an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Hotel sponsor: Omni San Francisco.

Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance, 1951-53; collection SFMOMA and anonymous private collectors