JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
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JOAN MITCHELL | UNTITLED

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

JOAN MITCHELL | UNTITLED

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Bid:55,000USD
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Description

JOAN MITCHELL

1925 - 1992

UNTITLED 


signed

pastel on paper

17½ by 18½ in. 44.5 by 47 cm.

framed: 27¼ by 27¾ in. 69.2 by 70.5 cm.

Executed in 1991. 

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The top, left and right edges of the sheet are deckled. There is evidence of handling and wear to the extreme edges, including a few scattered and unobtrusive soft creases at all four edges, as well as a minute, 1/16-inch tear along the bottom edge near the bottom right corner. There are artist's pinholes in all four corners. Under very close inspection, a few scattered brown spots are visible within the weave of the paper, which are likely inherent to the construction of the handmade paper. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at the top corners. Framed under Plexiglas.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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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

Exhibited

Les Cordeliers Châteauroux, Joan Mitchell: Pastels, November 1995 – January 1996

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Joan Mitchell: Pastels, November 1996 – November 1997

Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Joan Mitchell: Drawings, October – December 2009, cat. no. 34, p. 62, illustrated in color 

JOAN MITCHELL |  UNTITLED
JOAN MITCHELL | UNTITLED

2 October 2020 • New York