Ellsworth Kelly Profiled in The Guardian

July 31st, 2015

Ellsworth Kelly, via The GuardianEllsworth Kelly is the subject of lengthy profile in The Guardian this week, as the artist releases the first volume of his catalog raisonné, and reflects on his lengthy career.  Of particular note are his early experiences at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s Art School, which he found somewhat stifling towards modern and contemporary work.  “One day in ’46 or ’47, I went down to see a secretary about something, down in the basement of the museum,” he recalls.  “There was a painting behind her. I said, ‘Is that a Braque?’ And she said yes. I couldn’t believe it. ‘Why isn’t it upstairs?’ She said, ‘Well, they didn’t like it.’”

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