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Maker(s):Kelly, Ellsworth
Culture:American (1923-2015)
Title:Green Curve with Radius of 20’ from the portfolio For Meyer Schapiro
Date Made:1973
Materials:Color lithograph with embossing printed on Anjonari paper
Measurements:Mount: 39 1/4 in x 38 1/2 in; 99.7 cm x 97.8 cm; Sheet: 36 3/4 in x 36 in; 93.3 cm x 91.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Kelly; BLIND STAMPS: recto, lwr. r. (embossed stamp, no ink): © [Gemini symbol]; EDITION: front; lwr. l. (graphite): 25/100; ALPHANUMERIC: verso, lwr. l. (graphite): EK 74-653; PRINTER'S STAMP: recto, lwr. l. (grey ink stamp): GEMINI G.E.L. / LOS ANGELES, CALIF
Accession Number:  UM 1977.2.3
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Barnett Newman
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Triangular field of solid green at the top and left half of the paper. The slight curve of the one the edges implies the true dimension of a large circle.

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Excerpt from wall label, for the exhibition “The Unexpected Encounters of Looking Again,” November 28 - March 15, 2007:
Considered a leader in the hard-edge faction of color field painting, Kelly has said he is primarily interested in mass and color. In 1963 he said, “The edge happens because the forms get as quiet as they can be.” In this work the sharp edges of the triangle push against the title’s description, Green Circle, and defy the viewer’s expectations regarding the primary shape they will experience. - Rebecca Karp (M.A. '08)

abstract; circles; curves; green; conceptual art

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Kelly, Ellsworth
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