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The intense life of abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell

"Perhaps if I hadn't had to fight, I would have quit," the artist Joan Mitchell once said. "I don't know. I doubt it, though."Mitchell's work may have been born out of struggle, but there is no question that she was able to prevail, creating paintings now considered 20th century masterpieces. And Katy Siegel, who co-curated a show of Mitchell's work for the Baltimore Museum ...

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Joan Mitchell Foundation Names 15 Inaugural Fellows – ARTnews.com

The New York–based Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the inaugural recipients of its Joan Mitchell Fellowships, which provide 15 artists working in painting and sculpture with unrestricted $60,000 grants. The funds will be disbursed over a five-year span, during which the awardees will also be given access to networking opportunities with arts professionals and mentorship programs. Among the recipients are the Colombian-born María Berrío, ...

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A Joan Mitchell Retrospective at SFMOMA Shows the Artist as You’ve Never Seen Her Before

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the late Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell will be the subject of a major U.S. museum show that brings together more than 80 canvases at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The show, organized with the support of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, opens with a pair of Mitchell’s student works, painted in a Cubist style right after her graduation ...

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Joan Mitchell Retrospective Debuts at SFMOMA

Joan Mitchell in her Paris studio in 1956 (Courtesy SFMOMA / Loomis Dean / The LIFE Picture Collection / Shutterstock)Joan Mitchell has long been hailed as a formidable creative force — a painter who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York. She then spent nearly four decades in France creating distinctive, vibrant abstract paintings that draw on ...

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Who Is Joan Mitchell, and Why Is She Important? – ARTnews.com

There was no turning back when, in 1950, Joan Mitchell completed Figure and City, a painting in which an abstracted figure emerges from the canvas amid a crush of cuboidal forms. Prior to this breakthrough, Mitchell had been working in a semi-figurative mode, producing still lifes and urban landscapes in which anything and everything could be reduced to geometric shapes. Then, after Figure and ...

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Amy Sherald in Conversation with Tyler Mitchell – ARTnews.com

Amy Sherald: A Midsummer Afternoon Dream, 2020, oil on canvas, 106 by 101 inches. Tyler Mitchell and Amy Sherald—two Atlanta-born, New York–based artists—both capture everyday joy in their images of Black Americans. Recurring motifs in Mitchell’s photographs, installations, and videos include outdoor space and fashionable friends. Sherald, a painter, shares similar motifs: her colorful paintings with pastel palettes show Black people enjoying American moments, ...

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Joan Mitchell, More Like a Poet

Joan Mitchell’s vocation as a painter always intertwined with poetry. In 1935, “Autumn,” a poem she wrote at age 10, published in Poetry magazine, distills melancholia from a landscape of  “rusty leaves,” “blue haze,” “sun-tanned stalks,” and “red berries” on a “thorn-tree.” Speaking in Marion Cajori’s documentary film Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter (1992) the artist says her painting is “more like ...

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Photographer Tyler Mitchell Joins Jack Shainman Gallery – ARTnews.com

One of today’s most sought-after and closely watched image makers has new gallery representation. Photographer Tyler Mitchell, who is best known for his September 2018 cover shoot of Beyoncé for Vogue magazine, is now represented by New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery. In an email to ARTnews, Jack Shainman, the gallery’s founder, said of Mitchell, “His work embodies a new visual language for Black life ...

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Colville, Picasso and Mitchell lead Heffel’s auction as the global art market goes virtual

Colville's extraordinary 1976 Dog and Bridge and Picasso's 1939 Tête de femme are among the highlights in Heffel's auction, and are sure to excite collectors from across the world. For those unable to view these incredible artworks in-person, they can be experienced through high-definition, interactive virtual auction previews. In addition, Heffel has adapted its live auction model to ensure global buyers can experience the ...

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