Ellsworth Kelly — Drawings on a Bus, 1954

200,00 kr.

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Description

Matthew Marks Gallery / Steidl Publishers, 2007. 8vo hardcover in slipcase as issued. 48 pages with 25 images. Fine clean copy

First edition thus

“After six years in Paris, Kelly returned to New York in 1954 where a friend gave him a hardcover publisher’s dummy of an old Sigfried Giedion Bauhaus book from the 20s thinking the blank pages would be perfect for sketching. While riding the bus, this sketchbook (number #23), was filled with the chance drawings of the bus window shadows as they fell across the pages. Quickly marking the pages with the various changing shadows, he later inked in the outlines at his studio. Some of these sketches he later developed into larger paintings. Abstract and in bold black and white they define the space on the page with graphic impulsive gestures which seem closer to typography than a response to simple light and dark patterns on the paper. The sequence reveals the pages filling with more black giving the sense of zooming in on the subtle nuances of these shadow/letter forms until an oval void spread across facing pages punctuates the ending. The reproduction of the blue cover originally designed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy for Giedion’s book Bauen in Eisenbeton remains intact with Moholy-Nagy’s typography and is an exemplary facsimile print”

Ellsworth Kelly — Drawings on a Bus, 1954

200,00 kr.

Out of stock