Charter Artist: Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


95 1/2 × 60 in. (242.6 × 152.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen W. Benjamin, in memory of Robert M. Benjamin

Accession Number



20th century


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The artist, New York; sold through Betty Parsons Gallery to Lucille McGinnis (neé Lucille Whitney) and Patrick B. McGinnis, Boston, 1960; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, May 13, 1964, lot 102; sold to Helen Benjamin (neé Weil) and Robert M. Benjamin, New York, May 13, 1964; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1966
  • "Design," Artnews (March 2007), 114–16, ill
  • William C. Seitz and Marla Price, Art in the Age of Aquarius 1955-1970 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992), 23, ill
  • "Geometry Lessons: Major Exhibitions Retrace the Twentieth Century Quest for Timeless Ideals in Essential Forms," House and Garden (1990), 91, ill
  • Michael Auping, Abstraction-Geometry-Painting: Selected Geometric Abstract Painting in America since 1945, exh. cat. (New York: Buffalo AKG Art Museum, 1989), 139, ill
  • Steven A. Nash, ed., A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection (New York: Dallas Museum of Art, 1987), 202
  • Irving Sandler, The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties (New York: Harper & Row, 1978), fig. 169
  • The Helen W. and Robert M. Benjamin Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1967), 39, no. 92, ill
  • Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Abstract Expressionist and other Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, sale cat. (1964), 62, Lot 102, ill
  • Samuel Jones Wagstaff Jr., Continuity and Change – 45 American Abstract Painters and Sculptors, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1962), no. 55
  • Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. and Mr. Patrick B. McGinnis, exh. cat. (Lincoln, Mass.: De Cordova Museum, 1960), cover, 5, no. 18, ill
  • Dorothy Miller, Sixteen Americans, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1959), 28–33, 91–2
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abstract (general art genre)


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