Ellsworth Kelly
Sculpture for a Large Wall, 1957
104 anodixed aluminum panels, 12ft. x 64ft.

In 1956, when he was 34 years old, Ellsworth Kelly was invited to create a sculpture for the lobby of Philadelphia's Transportation Building which housed the old Greyhound Bus Terminal. The piece he made, "Sculpture for a Large Wall, 1957", was by far the largest and most ambitious work of his career to that point. The Transportation Building was vacated a number of years ago and last year, prior to a major renovation, the sculpture was removed. It is being exhibited in New York for the first time.

On this day, with shafts of diffuse sunlight falling into the gallery space, the sublime beauty of the piece was uplifting. A quiet joy floated in the room.