Ellsworth Kelly

Red Curve VII

Found at Christies, New York
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Lot 11 B
13.Nov - 13.Nov.2019
Estimate: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 USD
Price realised: 9.809.000 USD
signed, inscribed and dated '#646 KELLY 1982' (on the overlap); inscribed again '#646' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
111 x 83 ¼ in. (281.9 x 211.4 cm.)
Painted in 1982.
Blum Helman Gallery, New York | Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1983

A top price for Ellsworth Kelly

The work Red Curve VII by Ellsworth Kelly was auctioned at Christies in New York in November 2019. It achieved a price of USD 9,809,000.00 (€ 8,901,896.72), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 40%. With this result, Red Curve VII is even the most expensive work of art by Ellsworth Kelly that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Ellsworth Kelly

Die Arbeit Red Curve VII von Ellsworth Kelly kam im November 2019 bei Christies in New York zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von USD 9.809.000,00 (€ 8.901.896,72) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 40%. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Red Curve VII sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Ellsworth Kelly, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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