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Ellsworth Kelly At The Barnes

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By Andrew Kramer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the first time in 90 years, the Barnes Foundation is showcasing a contemporary artist, Ellsworth Kelly, from now until Labor Day.

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Barnes PR Director Andrew Steward says it’s a small collection that’s highlighted by a major piece of art.

“There’s really one centerpiece, which is 65 feet long, and I think it’s about 12 feet high, so it really dominates the collection, and that’s called ‘Sculpture for a Large Wall,’” Steward says.

It’s been 15 years since ‘Sculpture for a Large Wall’ was in Philadelphia, and Steward says you have to see it to believe it.

“It really is a spectacular piece and one that you need to see up close to really appreciate how vibrant and large and dynamic that piece is.”

For more information on the Ellsworth Kelly exhibit, visit: www.barnesfoundation.org

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