This sweeping overview of Ellsworth Kelly’s career brings together the twenty-two pieces the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired from Kelly’s personal collection in 1999, along with paintings, sculptures, collages, drawings, and reliefs from the museum’s other holdings and private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. An essay by Madeleine Grynsztejn explores the evolution of Kelly’s work, his long-standing interest in the phenomenology of vision, and his experimentation with compositions generated by the laws of chance. Short texts by Julian Myers examine key issues and groupings of works, from Kelly’s early figural paintings through the shaped panels and relief paintings for which the artist is best known. Produced to accompany the exhibition of the same name, Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco is an elegant presentation of the most significant collection of this artist’s work and secures Kelly’s place as one of the most original of American artists.
Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco
Foreword by Neal Benezra; essay by Madeleine Grynsztejn; additional contributions by Julian Myers
96 pages, 74 illustrations, 9 ¾ x 11 ¾ inches, hardcover
Published in 2002
Published in association with University of California Press on the occasion of the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (July 13, 2002–January 5, 2003)
ISBN 0520237846 (hardcover)