This reproduction of Ellsworth Kelly's 1954 Sketchbook 23 offers a rare glimpse into the celebrated artist's rigorous exploration of line, form and composition. Drawn into a blank book and forming a single continuous gesture over 25 pages as the artist saw and captured the changing fall of shadows while riding on a bus in Paris, Kelly's line pursues a path of eccentric discovery and distillation through subtle variations and bold transformations.
About the Author
Ellsworth Kelly was born in Newburgh, New York, in 1923. He currently lives and works in upstate New York. His first one-person exhibition was held in 1951 in Paris, where the artist lived for six years, studying on the G.I. Bill following World War II. He returned to the United States in 1954. Ellsworth Kelly's work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions around the world and is included in most important public collections of contemporary art.