Ellsworth Kelly sculpture gets OK for Barnes Foundation

Rendering of the Ellsworth Kelly sculpture titled 'The Barnes Totem' to be installed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Image courtesy The Barnes Foundation.

Rendering of the Ellsworth Kelly sculpture titled ‘The Barnes Totem’ to be installed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Image courtesy The Barnes Foundation.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A sculpture by acclaimed artist Ellsworth Kelly has been approved for the Barnes Foundation under construction in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city’s art commission on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to the 40-foot stainless steel sculpture being called The Barnes Totem.

It will stand at the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building.

The Barnes Foundation opens May 19 in its new location near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The world-renowned collection of Impressionist and Modernist art is relocating from its longtime home in suburban Merion after a long legal battle.

The sculpture was commissioned and donated to the Barnes by the Neubauer Family Foundation.

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Rendering of the Ellsworth Kelly sculpture titled 'The Barnes Totem' to be installed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Image courtesy The Barnes Foundation.

Rendering of the Ellsworth Kelly sculpture titled ‘The Barnes Totem’ to be installed at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Image courtesy The Barnes Foundation.