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119
Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 515,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
119
Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 515,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Joan Mitchell
1925 - 1992
UNTITLED
signed
oil on canvas
22 1/4 by 17 1/4 in. 56.5 by 43.8 cm.
Executed in 1955.
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Provenance

Donald Rugoff, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York
Sotheby's, New York, November 4, 1987, lot 2
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 2007, lot 148
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Exhibited

New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., Joan Mitchell: The Fifties, Important Paintings, March - May 1980

Catalogue Note

"A distinct stylistic breakthrough took place in Mitchell's paintings of 1955. Areas of more full-blooded color interweave with dense webs of horizontal lines and float across the centers of white fields. Remnants of the Cubist infrastructure appear in the opposition of horizontal skeins of pigment, often quite thick, and vertical strokes and drips that freely divide the surrounding white fields into rectilinear compartments." - Judith E. Bernstock in Joan Mitchell, New York, 1988, p. 31

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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