Bloomberg spent a little time with 89-year-old Ellsworth Kelly as his show of drawings opens at New York’s Met. The conversation naturally turned toward what art Kelly owns:
Drawings, mostly. My earliest drawing is a supposed Carracci. It wasn’t very expensive, I guess, because they don’t know if it’s a real Carracci. But it has all these seals on it of people who’ve owned it, and one of the great portrait painters of England, Reynolds, had owned it, so that’s the earliest.
But then I have more contemporary work, like de Kooning drawings, I have a Kirchner — I like the Expressionists — I have a small Picasso, and a small Matisse, and an Agnes Martin, who was a very good friend.