Red Panel 1985
Oil on canvas
105½ × 108½ inches; 268 × 276 cm

“I have always wanted to free shape from its ground, and then to work the shape so that it has a definite relationship to the space around it; so that […] the shape finds its own space and always demands its freedom and separateness.” — Ellsworth Kelly

Red Panel
(1985) is from a group of paintings, among Kelly’s most celebrated single-panel works, consisting of two straight edges, one slightly longer than the other, joined by a curve.