1) Untitled, 1957; 2) Untitled, 1959 by Ellsworth Kelly

These two untitled works were selected after consultation with the artist.


1) pencil & collage on paper; 2) ink on paper
1) 28 x 22 cm; 2) 36 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£115,101 ( Total: £115,101)
Acquired in:
Matthew Marks Gallery

These early drawings are representative of his in-depth exploration of abstract idioms and anticipate the very shapes, colour relationships, and uses of line that define his mature work. These drawings indicate the beginnings of abstraction in his work, and as a result, they have an experimental quality as he continued to combine what he recognised in nature with what he knew and admired in art. Mima has built up a good relationship with the artist through studio visits and selecting works for this acquisition as well as works for an exhibition of the artist's work at mima from November 2009 to February 2010. These works were presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


The artist; Matthew Marks Gallery.

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