Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was fearless in her experimentation, creating works of unparalleled beauty, strength, and emotional intensity. This sweeping retrospective unfolds the story of an artistic master beyond Abstract Expressionism, revealing the ways she expanded abstract painting and illuminating the transatlantic contexts that shaped her. Lavish illustrations cover the full arc of her artistic practice, from her New York paintings of the early 1950s to the majestic multipanel compositions she made in France later in her career. Signature works are represented here along with rarely seen paintings, works on paper, artist’s sketchbooks, and photographs of Mitchell’s life, social circle, and surroundings.
Featuring in-depth essays, and artistic and literary responses, each of the 10 chapters centers on a closely related suite of paintings, illuminating a shifting inner landscape colored by experience, sensation, memory, and a deep sense of place. This volume is an essential reference for Mitchell’s admirers and those new to her work.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (January 5, 2021)
Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25 x 11.5 inches