Object Image

Barns, Long Island

Ellsworth Kelly distills two Long Island barns to their essential, architectural geometry. Best known as a painter, Kelly began taking pictures in 1950 to "make notations of things I had seen and subjects I had been drawing." Kelly's photographs are records of his vision rather than studies for his canvases and demonstrate his astute talent for abstracting forms from everyday life.

Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

1968
Gelatin silver print
8.8 x 13.1in
2017.24.7
Text © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2020

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection