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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Untitled
pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.6 x 20.9 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Untitled
pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.6 x 20.9 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Untitled
pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.6 x 20.9 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Untitled
pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.6 x 20.9 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Untitled
pastel on paper
10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.6 x 20.9 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

Provenance
The artist
Estate of Joan Mitchell, New York, 1992
Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, 2004
Cheim & Read, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011

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Lot Essay

“…In Mitchell’s hands, pastel becomes an instrument of unruly precision and opposing hues. In her works on paper, with their swift tenacious lines, scumbled fields, decisive layering, and optical collisions, the viewer has an intimate encounter with a sumptuous but harsh lyricism that constantly courts but never succumbs to chaos.”

J. Yau, “Larger than Life,” Joan Mitchell Works on Paper 1956-1992, exh. cat., Cheim & Read, New York, 2007.

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