Joan Mitchell, ‘Flower I’, 1981, Andrea S. Keogh Art and Design

framed size: 52 1/2 x 42 1/4 inches

Signature: signed and numbered in pencil (at lower right): Joan Mitchell 65/70, TGL chop is embossed lower right corner

Publisher: Tyler Graphics, Bedford, NY

Catalogue Raisonne: TGL print documentation, 1981

Ex. coll: Chuck Jung, St. Louis, MO until May 2016

About Joan Mitchell

In 1950s New York, Joan Mitchell was a lively, argumentative member of the famed Cedar Bar crowd, alongside Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and other notable first- and second-generation Abstract Expressionist painters. Based on landscape imagery and flowers, her large-scale paintings investigate the potential of big, aggressive brushstrokes and vivid color to convey emotion. "I try to eliminate clichés, extraneous material," she once said. "I try to make it exact. My painting is not an allegory or a story. It is more like a poem." Mitchell, who moved to France in 1959, has had numerous museum exhibitions, and examples of her work hang in nearly all the important public collections of modern art.

American, 1925-1992, Chicago, Illinois, based in New York, New York