Label Text: Ellsworth Kelly’s abstract works are minimalist distillations of forms and contours he observes in nature. Even after turning to abstract painting in 1949, he continued to sketch spare line-drawings that outlined the essential form of common subjects such as leaves, fruit, people, and architecture. This print demonstrates the limited use of just two strong colors and hard-edged forms typical of Kelly’s paintings. Like his contemporaries, Albers and Anuszkiewicz, Kelly experimented with color interactions by reprinting a form in different color combinations. This black-on-white form also exists in yellow-on-white within the Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs (1964-5), Kelly’s first published print series.