Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell

A preeminent American Abstract Expressionist painter, Joan Mitchell developed a gestural vocabulary and a mastery of color that were singular among her peers. She took a synesthetic approach to landscapes and figures alike, conceiving each gesture to be a translation of a feeling stored in memory. She sought, in her words, “to paint what [nature] leaves me with.” Born in Chicago in 1925, Mitchell attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent a fellowship year in France before moving to New York in 1949. There, she joined the exclusive Eight Street Club and was included in the famous 9thStreet Show in 1951, which marked the ascendency of Abstract Expressionism. By the end of the ’50s, she was regularly exhibiting at Eleanor Ward’s Stable Gallery. In 1955, Mitchell began living part-time in Paris, and in 1968 she settled in the village of Vétheuil, northwest of Paris, where she worked continuously until her death in 1992. For the duration of her five-decade career, her commitment to gestural abstraction was unwavering.

Mitchell’s first institutional solo exhibition was held in 1972 at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. Subsequent museum presentations during her lifetime were held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1974, 1992); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1982); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; and La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California; 1988–1989). In 2002, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organized a retrospective of Mitchell’s work, which traveled to Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; and Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. In 2015, Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings was presented at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, and subsequently traveled to Museum Ludwig, Cologne.

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艺术中国 | 疫情之下,危机还是契机?2021香港巴塞尔实体展回归

May 31, 2021

厉蔚阁(Lévy Gorvy)一件琼·米歇尔(Joan Mitchell)创作于1962年前后的大尺幅画作《3点钟的12只鹰》(12 …

artnet 资讯 | 全息技术与加密货币支付:今年的香港巴塞尔是否是“未来艺博会”的雏形?

May 31, 2021

厉蔚阁(Lévy Gorvy)的销售额可能是当天最高,画廊售出了琼·米切尔(Joan Mitchell)一幅名为《12 …

Die Presse | Kunstwerte

May 29, 2021

Levy Gorvy, der unter anderem das Werk „12 Hawks at 3 O'Clock“ von Joan Mitchell für 19,5 Millionen …

CoBo Social | Art Basel Hong Kong Ends On A High Note, Have They Struck The Winning Formula?

May 26, 2021

Lévy Gorvy sold Joan Mitchell’s circa 1962 painting 12 Hawks at 3 O’Clock for around US$19.5 million …

Il Sole 24 Ore | Art Basel torna live a Hong Kong

May 25, 2021

La transazione, forse, più importante dal punto di vista economico è stata la vendita di Lévy Gorvy …

artnet news | Price Check! Here’s What Sold at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021—and for How Much

May 25, 2021

Lévy Gorvy made waves early by flipping a large Joan Mitchell canvas for $19.5 million. (It was last …

Artsy | What Sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2021

May 24, 2021

Lévy Gorvy sold Joan Mitchell’s 12 Hawks at 3 O’Clock (ca. 1962), which had an asking price around …

Ocula | $20m Joan Mitchell Leads Sales at Art Basel in Hong Kong

May 21, 2021

Lévy Gorvy sold Joan Mitchell's three-metre-tall abstract painting 12 Hawks at 3 O'Clock (circa …

Hong Kong Tatler | What Sold At Art Basel Hong Kong 2021

May 21, 2021

Lévy Gorvy made headlines soon after the fair opened for selling a painting by Joan Mitchell, 12 Hawks …

ART News | At Art Basel Hong Kong, Positive Energy and Strong Sales Prove Ascent of Asian Art Market

May 21, 2021

The biggest sale so far came from Lévy Gorvy, which sold a ca. 1962 Joan Mitchell painting that once …

The Art Newspaper | 'It’s impossible to compare 2019 and 2021; it’s a completely different world': what has sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong

May 21, 2021

Fair reaches full Covid capacity on VIP day and the big galleries report hefty sales, including a $19.5m …

在艺App | 首日斩获3000万美金,谁是回归后的2021香港巴塞尔VIP日销售Top?

May 20, 2021

其中,成交价最高的,是国际画廊厉蔚阁(Lévy Gorvy)所带去的一件琼·米歇尔(Joan …

Ocula | Ocula 报告|2021 ABHK 巴塞尔艺术展香港展会 亮点作品

May 20, 2021

尽管来自23个国家及地区的104家画廊展商中有56间无法肉身出席,但ABHK安排了香港本地代表担任现场工作人员,对到场的VIP与观者进行导览解说。

ART News | $20 M. Joan Mitchell Painting Sells During Art Basel Hong Kong’s Early Hours

May 20, 2021

Lévy Gorvy gallery sold a monumental Joan Mitchell painting, 12 Hawks at 3 O’Clock (ca. 1962), for …

The Art Newspaper China | ABHK 2021|巴塞尔香港回归,谁是市场主力军?多中心化的亚洲艺术格局正在形成

May 19, 2021

厉蔚阁(Lévy Gorvy)依然会采取画廊代理艺术家的一级市场作品与二级市场私洽作品结合的形式参与,其中包括一件琼·米歇尔(Joan …

Hi艺术 | ​梵高、莫奈之后,厉蔚阁带来了哪些市场热门艺术家?

May 6, 2021

在展览筹备之初,魏蔚便与厉蔚阁全球团队沟通,选取了不同时期艺术家们与季节相关的静物、风景,包括抽象作品,呼应了疫情期间对于“没有一个春天不会到来”的信心和期待。魏蔚坦言,“中国人从具象走向抽象仅仅是第一步,从抽象走向观念,路还很长。

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