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PROPERTY FROM THE MARY AND JEFF SIMPSON COLLECTION

Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
101

PROPERTY FROM THE MARY AND JEFF SIMPSON COLLECTION

Joan Mitchell
UNTITLED
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Joan Mitchell
1925 - 1992
UNTITLED
crayon, pastel and wash on paper
24 by 17 1/2 in. 61 by 44.5 cm.
Executed in 1991.
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Provenance

Estate of the artist
The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York
Cheim & Read, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

Literature

Exh. Cat., Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Joan Mitchell, 2014, p. 38, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“In the many pastels that Mitchell did in 1991…the drawings are a ceaseless whirlwind of harsh and tender lines, both visceral and visual. For her, art wasn’t confined to looking; it wasn’t about transcendence or revelation, but about the nature of being in the world. That is why in these last works ecstasy and premonition embrace in every ethereal cloud, in every tangled and twisting line, in every clash of red and blue. That is why her lines and colors hug and collide, and why the light seems both velvety and unsympathetic.”
John Yau in Exh. Cat., New York, Cheim & Read, Joan Mitchell: Works on Paper 1956-1992, 2007, n.p. 

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York