Working on a new series of etchings with @thumbprinteditions in London. The prints will be shown next month @crisearoberts for the Interaction of Colour. The exhibition will trace the effect and influence of one of the most significant books on art and design written by Joseph Albers. It opens on 7th September to 26th October. ...
50 years ago in 1969 -
Walker Art Center purchases its first Ellsworth Kelly sculpture, GREEN ROCKER (1968). ON VIEW NOW @walkerartcenter. .
Purchased with matching grants from the Museum Purchase Plan, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Art Center Acquisition Fund, 1969. .
. “The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is one of the most-visited modern and contemporary art museums in the United States and, together with the adjacent @MinneapolisSculptureGarden and the Cowles Conservatory, it has an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors. The museum's permanent collection includes over 13,000 modern and contemporary art pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture.” - Wikipedia .
. “Following PONY and BLUE RED ROCKER, this piece was Kelly’s third rocker sculpture. .
The actual form of GREEN ROCKER can be traced to a black-painted drawing on white paper and a black-on-white collage, both of which were folded at the center. They were made by Kelly in 1962 as preliminary studies for the catalog cover of his painting exhibition at Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., London. Though he wanted for a time to leave it unpainted, Kelly’s choice of green for the sculpture, as well as its shape, allies the piece to the numerous plant drawings and prints he made between 1964 and 1967. Moreover, its form specifically connects it to the bipartite nature drawings such as WATER LILY.” - passages from ELLSWORTH KELLY: SCULPTURE, Patterson Sims, Emily Rauh Pulitzer - Whitney Museum of American Art, 1982