Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015). Lithograph on Rives/BFK paper titled "Grapefruit (Pampelmousse)" depicting a grapefruit on a stem from the "Suite of Plant Lithographs," 1965-66. Pencil signed and numbered 26/75 along the lower right. This work is executed as a clean contour drawing with no shading, characteristic of his depictions of plants. The volume of the juicy grapefruit and the graceful drape of the leaves is indicated by the precise placement and quality of lines.
Reference: Axsom 33
Provenance: Dayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis, MN; The collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton - Selections from The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Unframed; height: 35 in x width: 24 in. Framed; height: 37 1/2 in x width: 26 3/4 in.
The print is in excellent condition. There is a full sheet and it is not adhered to the backing with no signs of previous framing adhesives. There is a pencil inscription along the verso, "#3 Tangerine." There is some slight undulation to the sheet along the right edge. There is a very light handling mark in the white space between the bottom of the right leaf and fruit, only visible under critical light and extreme angles. There is two small handling marks along the center of the bottom edge. Handling mark along the upper edge. The plexi-glass frame has some wear and scuffs.
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