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Joan Mitchell

Untitled, circa 1965

Oil on canvas
20 × 17 in
50.8 × 43.2 cm
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Property of a Private Collector, New York

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"Mitchell's painting did not …

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Property of a Private Collector, New York

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"Mitchell's painting did not simply become the passive reflection of her emotional landscape but made its own demands on that landscape...As Pollock had responded to the vastness of the American West...Mitchell responded to the more contained …

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Joan Mitchell
American, 1925–1992
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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.

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Sotheby's

Property of a Private Collector, New York

From the Catalogue
"Mitchell's painting did not …

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Property of a Private Collector, New York

From the Catalogue
"Mitchell's painting did not simply become the passive reflection of her emotional landscape but made its own demands on that landscape...As Pollock had responded to the vastness of the American West...Mitchell responded to the more contained …

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Signature
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Joan Mitchell
American, 1925–1992
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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.

Joan Mitchell

Untitled, circa 1965

Oil on canvas
20 × 17 in
50.8 × 43.2 cm
Bidding closed
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