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Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 981,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
167
Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 981,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Joan Mitchell
1925-1992
UNTITLED
oil on canvas, in 4 parts
Each: 30 by 30 in. 76.2 by 76.2 cm.
Overall: 30 by 120 in. 76.2 by 304.8 cm.
Executed in 1970-1973.
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Provenance

Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

The constant in Mitchell's working was her open commitment to beauty and deep love of the physical acts of painting. Whether materializing joyous memories or painful ones, or the ambiguous shades in between, the love of beauty and of painting remained constant. So, too, did the visceral physicality and the visible openness of structure that so directly, and vulnerably, sought to ravish the viewer's eye, drawing it into complicity with the profundities that exacerbated the painting's surface - Klaus Kertess (Klaus Kertess, Joan Mitchell, New York, 1997, p. 41)

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