THREE LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURES BY ELLSWORTH KELLY TO GO ON VIEW BEGINNING JUNE 19 AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Although best known for his brightly colored, minimalist paintings, Ellsworth Kelly has also worked with sculptural forms for most of his professional career. These often large-scale works exhibit the same spare, clean-edged beauty associated with his paintings, while also highlighting the natural textures and surfaces of the materials from which they are made.
Beginning June 19, The Morgan Library & Museum will place on view three of Mr. Kelly’s sculptures—a bronze piece, one in mahogany, and the other in redwood—in the museum’s multi-storied, glassenclosed Gilbert Court. Each standing from twelve to fifteen feet high with long, almost totemic shapes, the works will be accompanied by a selection of studies, models, and drawings showing the artist’s exploration of sculptural form.