Colored Paper XVI, 1976

Mixed Media

Colored and pressed paper pulp

32.00 x 31.00 in

81.3 x 78.7 cm

Edition of 24

Signed and numbered by the artist


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About The Work

MoMA explains, "this series was created by ladling colored paper pulp into plastic and metal forms and then applying the pressure of the printing press to fuse the colored pulp to a wet sheet of paper. These prints retain the basic characteristics of Kelly's work: his vocabulary of geometric shapes, curves, and arcs, and his brilliant color. However, this project also marks a departure for the artist in several ways. The bleed of the wet paper pulp prevents the shapes from achieving a clean edge, while the tactile texture of the handmade paper and pulp introduces a new variability of surface. Further, the unpredictable nature of the materials allows chance to enter into Kelly's highly controlled working process. The result is significant variations between impressions within each edition."

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About Ellsworth Kelly

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