Thumbing through the Folder
10/2009 | English | 25 x 18.6 x 1.4
ISBN: 978-3-86560-584-9 | 80 pages, 58 images, Hard Cover
Ellsworth Kelly, now more than eightyfive years old, reminisces with great enthusiasm and not a hint of nostalgia, on his life, his work and encounters and experiences with teachers and colleagues. These include Max Beckmann, Brancusi, Léger and Vantongerloo, whom he visited weekly while in Paris, in order to watch him paint. Central to the book is a series of painted over and collaged postcards dating from 1949 to 1984, which Kelly has released for publication for the first time. By means of these "recollection" he discusses his artistic credo and development of an artistic manifesto. He talks about his interest in architecture, about the painters who influenced him and his proposal for the Ground Zero site. It is the positive spirit of this great maverick of art that makes this small book a huge literary journey.