The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

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The Ginny Williams Collection


Auction Closed

June 29, 11:59 PM GMT


4,000,000 - 6,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1925 - 1992


signed; signed and titled on the stretcher

oil on canvas

64 ¾ by 51 ¼ in. 164.5 by 130.2 cm.

Executed in 1961-62.

Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid.

The artist

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York

Kenneth M. Good, Dallas (acquired from the above in 1982) 

Collection of Judy and Ken Robins, Denver (acquired from the above in 1987-1988)

Acquired by the present owner from the above in September 1993

Judith E. Bernstock, Joan Mitchell, New York 1988, p. 60 (text)

Michael Paglia, "Review: Declaration Is a Spectacular Array of Women's Work," Westword, 18 May 2016, online (text)

Bern, Klipstein und Kornfeld, Joan Mitchell: Ausstellung von Ölbildern, October 1962, no. 14, illustrated

New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., Joan Mitchell: The Sixties, April - May 1985, n.p., illustrated in color 

New York, Cheim & Read, Joan Mitchell: The Presence of Absence; Selected Paintings, 1956–1992, June – August 2002, n.p., illustrated in color (illustrated in incorrect orientation) 

Edinburgh, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Joan Mitchell, July - October 2010, p. 19, no. 2, illustrated in color, and p. 38 (text)

Denver, Robischon Gallery, DECLARATION, April - June 2016 

New York, Cheim & Read, Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953-1962, September - October 2018, p. 55, no. 13, illustrated in color