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


5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD

Lot Details



1925 - 1992


signed; titled on the stretcher

oil on canvas 

110 ¼ by 78 ¾ in. 280 by 200 cm.

Executed in 1976. 

Please note this lot is subject to an irrevocable bid.

The artist

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York 

Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 1987)

Vivian Horan Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in March 1993

Thomas B. Hess, "Sensations of Landscape," New York, No. 51, 20 December 1976, p. 77, illustrated in color, and pp. 76, 78 (text)

Merle Shipper, "French Painting, American Style," Artweek West 9, No. 15, 15 April 1978, p. 16 (text) 

Judith E. Bernstock, Joan Mitchell, New York 1988, p. 142, illustrated in color, and pp. 143, 151 (text) 

Martica Sawin, "A Stretch of the Seine: Joan Mitchell's Paintings," Arts Magazine 62, No. 7, 1988, p. 31, illustrated in color

Klaus Kertess, Joan Mitchell, New York 1997, p. 111, no. 63, illustrated in color, and p. 178 (text)

Susan Ware, Notable American Women, Cambridge and London 2004, p. 447 (text)

Exh. Cat, Germany, Kunsthalle Emden, Joan Mitchell, 2008, pp. 46, 56 (text)

Exh. Cat., Milan, Palazzo Magnani, Joan Mitchell: La pittura dei Due Mondi / La peinture des Deux Mondes, 2009, pp. 23, 41, and 140 (text)

Patricia Albers, Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter, A Life, New York 2011, pp. 341-42 (text)

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

New York, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., Joan Mitchell: New Paintings, November - December 1976, n.p., pl. 4, illustrated in color

Syracuse, Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery; and Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Critics’ Choice: A Loan Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings from the New York Gallery Season, 1976 – 1977, November – January 1978, no. 32

Los Angeles, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Joan Mitchell: New Paintings and Pastels, April – May 1978

Seattle, Richard Hines Gallery, Joan Mitchell: Major Paintings, April – May 1980

Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Ithaca, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism, February 1988 - April 1989, p. 142, illustrated in color, and pp. 143, 151 (text)

Valencia, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centre Julio González, Joan Mitchell, September – December 1997, p. 61, 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, and n.p. (text)

Denver, Robischon Gallery, DECLARATION, April - June 2016