Posted by: stacystyle | January 23, 2012

Monday Mantra—Keep it Simple

“…he always comes back to his basic vocabulary: surface, scale, color, image. And he always gets it as simple as he can.”
—art dealer Matthew Marks speaking of Ellsworth Kelly in yesterday’s New York Times

Simplicity is a lot of work. It’s also worth it. I hope this week you’ll be able to exist at your very essence.

Red/Blue from the portfolio Ten by Ellsworth Kelly from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art



  1. sometimes simplicity can be the hardest think.. Have a nice week

  2. I love this. It reminds me of a quote I recently found that I had noted down from Chanel.
    “My art has consisted in cutting off what others added.” -Chanel

  3. Thank You! I will. Great post!

  4. Simple is hard for me since I’m a collector but I try real hard.

    Enjoy your week Stacy!

  5. I installed a number of Kelly pieces at U-Mass Amherst in 1975. He was not unknown or not selling as many articles have stated recently. He had a staff.

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