About This Artwork

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015)
printed by Bruce Porter at Trestle Editions (New York)
published by The Limited Editions Club (New York)

Plate Four, from The Mallarmé Suite, 1992

Lithograph in black on white wove paper
739 x 548 mm

Gift of the artist, 1993.204.4

© Ellsworth Kelly

Though these four prints comprise Kelly’s Mallarmé Suite, they owe little visually to their poetic sources. Their simple design masks the complexity of their creation, which perhaps alludes to Mallarmé’s ultimate goal of aesthetic transcendence.

— Exhibition label, The Artist and the Poet, February 1–June 2, 2013, Galleries 124–127.

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