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Joan Mitchell

Untitled

Lot Closed

July 21, 04:15 PM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Joan Mitchell

1925 - 1992

Untitled 


inscribed with the artist's name by another hand 

ink on paper 

Sheet: 19¾ by 16 in.  (50.1 by 40.6 cm.)

Framed: 27⅝ by 24 in.  (70.1 by 60.9 cm.)

Executed in 1955. 

Stable Gallery, New York

Christie's East, Contemporary Art, 19 November 1996, Lot 15

Private Collection, New Jersey

Acquired from the above by the present owner

“Instead of using the paper as a surface on which to make marks, Mitchell turns it into a metaphysical container at once closed and open. The indeterminacy is a literal metaphor for anyone’s relationship to the other and to the environment. Where does one thing end and another thing begin? If nature is her subject, then it is the disruptiveness of it that interests her. This is what gives her work its undeniable edge.”


John Yau in Exh. Cat., New York, Cheim & Read, Joan Mitchell: Works on Paper 1956-1992, May-June 2007, n.p.