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Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet, Paris (don de l'artiste, 1959).
Puis par descendance au propriétaire actuel.
(Extrait de Joan Mitchell, La peinture des Deux Mondes, Milan, Skira, 2009).
'Untitled' by American artist Joan Mitchell, dating from 1959 and dedicated to 'Maurice with love' masterfully illustrates the expertise the artist had already achieved in developping "the pictorial language which would become her own: a whirlwind of lines, the result of planetary movements shifting in every direction". Loyal to painting from the start of her career in the early 1950s, "the brushstrokes are more fluid and energetic here, becoming thicker to form denser and more distinct surfaces. The weight of the composition becomes more clustered and the song of colour fans out with materialistic power, pure pulsating energy into the void, ready to explode".
(Extract from "Joan Mitchell: La peinture des Deux Mondes", Milan, Skira, 2009 (translator's own translation))
Post Lot Text
'UNTITLED'; SIGNED, DATED AND DEDICATED LOWER RIGHT; SIGNED AND DATED ON THE REVERSE; OIL ON CANVAS.