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Ellsworth Kelly: drawings 1954-1962


11 December 2009 - 21 February 2010
Ellsworth Kelly, installation view 2010. Photo:Thierry Bal

mima is delighted to present a new exhibition of drawings by Ellsworth Kelly all executed between 1954 and 1962. This key eight-year period for Kelly was when he pioneered his much-admired abstract style that has been vital to the evolution of modern art. For many his distinct approach to colour and form has made him one of the most singular and influential American artists of the 20th century.

For the exhibition the artist has personally selected 23 drawings for mima that use a variety of techniques including ink, graphite, oil paint and collage. Coming directly from the artist’s studio they will be shown together for the first time at mima. With their heart stopping elegance the works in the exhibition will lay bare the visual language that makes Kelly one of the most important artists of our era.

To read The Independant article about this exhibition Click here
To read The Times article about Ellsworth Kelly Click here
To read The Guardian article about Ellsworth Kelly Click here
The exhibition will travel to the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin from 17th March 2010 to 20th June 2010

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