Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture for a Large Wall and Other Recent Acquisitions

Mar 19–Jul 6, 1999


Ellsworth Kelly. Sculpture for a Large Wall. 1956–57. Anodized aluminum, 104 panels, 11′ 5″ × 65′ 5″ × 28″ (348 × 1994 × 71.1 cm). Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. © 2016 Ellsworth Kelly

A monumental early masterwork by Ellsworth Kelly, created in 1957, has recently been given to the Museum. In its first presentation here, this stunning wall-relief sculpture is accompanied by key early drawings that show how the artist devised its underlying principles of composition, and by major Kelly paintings also recently donated to the Museum.


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