Ellsworth KellyTricia Y. Paik

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The definitive monograph on one of the most revered artists of our time.

Ellsworth Kelly will forever be remembered as one of the most distinctive and influential artists of our time. This book, the last created in close collaboration with the artist, maps his prolific and diverse oeuvre from the 1940s to his final projects before his death in late 2015. Featuring a newly designed cover, this hardback edition brings Tricia Paik's critically acclaimed volume to a new audience of readers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 305 × 238 mm (12 × 9 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 368 pp
  • Illustrations: 350 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714876429

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker who became known, post-WWII, as one of the country's premiere abstract artists. His work is internationally known, exhibited, awarded, auctioned, and celebrated, to this day.

Tricia Y. Paik is Florence Finch Abbott Director of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She was previously curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and has held positions at the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

'For the consummate minimalist, here's a maximalist book on 92-year-old artist Ellsworth Kelly's lifetime of groundbreaking work. Curator Tricia Y. Paik guides us through the artist's color-soaked career in 400 illustrations and scholarly essays. It's a must for any Kelly fan: the only book, in fact, to completely span the artist's entire oeuvre.' –Bloomberg Pursuits

'This work of beauty and scholarship proves that Kelly is one of the great master artists of the last century.' – Publishers Weekly

'The wonderfully eloquent and illustrated book maps the projects from the earliest in the 1940s to his final few projects in 2015. What's really mesmerizing about the book is that it feels very personal and insightful at the same time...Phaidon's Ellsworth Kelly is an absoloute must-have for those who want to understand thorough, modern minimalism at its finest.' – Cent Magazine

'A comprehensive celebration of all that distinguishes Kelly's work from his peers.' – Wallpaper