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JOAN MITCHELL (1925-1992)
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JOAN MITCHELL (1925-1992)

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JOAN MITCHELL (1925-1992)
Sans titre
signé 'J. Mitchell' (en bas)
huile sur toile
diamètre: 65 cm. (25 5/8 in.)
Peint en 1964.
Provenance
Marwan Hoss Galerie, Paris
Acquis auprès de celle-ci par le propriétaire actuel
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'UNTITLED'; SIGNED BELOW; OIL ON CANVAS.

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I don’t set out to achieve a specific thing, perhaps to catch a motion or to catch a feeling. Call it layer painting, gestural painting, easel painting or whatever you want. I paint oil on canvas—without an easel. Conventional methods? I do not condense things. I try to eliminate clichés, extraneous material. I try to make it exact. My painting is not an allegory or a story. It is more of a poem” (J. Mitchell, quoted in K. Stiles and P. Selz, (eds.), Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art, California, 1996, p. 33).
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