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Joan Mitchell, Trees

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Joan Mitchell, Trees
Cheim & Read, NYC
May 15 - August 29, 2014

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Joan Mitchell is one of the most sort after and valued female post-war artists. Raised in Chicago, Illinois, her best work occurred later in her life while living in France. A recent report says, 'On 13 May 2014, Mitchell became the most expensive female artist at auction when an untitled abstract dating from 1960 was sold for $11,925,000 at Christie's, New York.'

Inspiration: Landscape, nature, poetry, Cézanne, Van Gogh and the French countryside amongst many. "I saw two fir trees in a park, and the grey sky, and the beautiful grey rain, and I was so happy. It had something to do with being alive. I could see the pine trees, and I felt I could paint. If I could see them, I felt I would paint a painting."

Mediums: Primarily oil paint on canvas

My favorite piece from Trees: All seven large scale canvases! Beautiful brushstrokes, rich colors, emotion and light! The details in the details are incredible.

Cheim & Read Gallery: Spacious, great light and feels a bit intimidating but, great space overall.

"Feeling is something more; it’s feeling your existence. It’s not just survival. Painting is a means of feeling ”living”… .Painting is the only art form except still photography which is without time. Music takes time to listen to and ends, writing takes time and ends, movies ends, ideas and even sculpture take time. Painting does not. It never ends, it is the only thing that is both continuous and still, Then I can be very happy. It’s a still place. It’s like one word, one image."

- Joan Mitchell in: ‘Joan Mitchell: New Paintings’, ed. Xavier Fourcade, New York 1986

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