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Joan Mitchell  Cover Image Book Book

Joan Mitchell / edited by Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel.

Roberts, Sarah Rehm, (editor,, contributor.). Siegel, Katy, (editor,, contributor.). Baltimore Museum of Art, (publisher.). San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (publisher.).


A sweeping retrospective exploring the oeuvre of an incandescent artist, revealing the ways that Mitchell expanded painting beyond Abstract Expressionism as well as the transatlantic contexts that shaped her. Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) was fearless in her experimentation, creating works of unparalleled beauty, strength, and emotional intensity. This gorgeous book unfolds the story of an artistic master of the highest order, 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 exceptional 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 scholarly texts, in-depth essays, and artistic and literary responses, this book is organized in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter centers on a closely related suite of paintings, illuminating a shifting inner landscape colored by experience, sensation, memory, and a deep sense of place. Presenting groundbreaking research and a variety of perspectives on her art, life, and connections to poetry and music, this unprecedented volume is an essential reference for Mitchell's admirers and those just discovering her work. -- Publisher description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300247275
  • ISBN: 0300247273
  • Physical Description: 385 pages (approximately 5 leaves folded) : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 30 x 26 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published to accompany the exhibition co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art."
Contributions by Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel, Karli Wurzelbacher, Tracey Bashkoff, Marin Sarvé-Tarr, Amy Rahn, Meredith George Van Dyke, Mara Hoberman, Erin Kimmel, Cecilia Wichmann, David Max Horowitz, Rachel Mochon, Paul Auster, Gisèle Barreau, Éric de Chassey, Jennifer Hickey and David Reed, Eileen Myles, Richard Shiff, Joyce Pensato, and Jenni Quilter.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-364) and index.
Subject: Mitchell, Joan, 1925-1992 > Exhibitions.
Mitchell, Joan, 1925-1992 > Criticism and interpretation.
Mitchell, Joan, 1925-1992.
Painting, Modern > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Painting, American.
Abstract expressionism > United States.
Abstract expressionism > United States > Exhibitions.
Painting, American > 20th century.
Abstract expressionism.
Painting, American.
United States.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.

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