Kipp’s work reflects a precise economy of form and color. Geometric planes intersect or balance one another in refined…Often the more straight forward the composition appears, the more complex it is to achieve. The overall effect is clean and demonstrative; nothing is random.

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Lyman Kipp 1929–2014

Lyman Kipp was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York in 1929. He studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York before moving to Michigan to study and teach at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1952. In 1965 Kipp was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and the following year he received a Fulbright Grant. Kipp’s work was included in the pivotal exhibition Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum in 1966, alongside sculptures by Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Smithson and many others who helped transformed contemporary aesthetics.

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Auction Results Lyman Kipp

LYMAN KIPP, Blue Smoke |

Lyman Kipp

Blue Smoke

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
LYMAN KIPP, Tripoli |

Lyman Kipp


estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $4,375
LYMAN KIPP, Moon Run |

Lyman Kipp

Moon Run

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,375
LYMAN KIPP, untitled |

Lyman Kipp


estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $3,000