Red Yellow Blue White and Black II  1953

by Ellsworth Kelly

Emphasizing the basics of line, shape, and color, Ellsworth Kelly’s exquisitely spare paintings and sculpture influenced the development of Minimalist art and affected the course of color-field painting, hard-edge painting, and postpainterly abstraction. Among the Art Institute’s rich holdings of Kelly’s works, [i]Red Yellow Blue White and Black[/i] stands apart: with star...
99.1 × 350.2 cm (39 × 138 in.)
Oil on canvas; 7 joined panels
© Ellsworth Kelly