This colour catalogue was published for the eponym exhibition in 2002. The exhibition featured ten major paintings, ranging in date from 1956 to 1992, and is timed to coincide with both the ten-year anniversary of the artist's death, and the Retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Born in Chicago in 1926, Mitchell graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947. She exhibited in the famous "Ninth Street Show" in 1951 and had her first solo gallery exhibition in 1952. By the second half of the decade she was well established, with major paintings in the collections of the Albright-Knox, the Whitney, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Mitchell called herself a "visual" painter, to distinguish her work from that of the Pop, Minimal and Conceptual painters of her own and younger generations. Drawing on remembered images of landscape that she "carried with her," Mitchell was not content to make "pretty" abstractions but challenged herself and the viewer with paintings that sometimes could seem deliberately provocative, pushing the limits of her own sense of beauty.
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30 x 24 cm
Préface de Nathan Kernan
Cheim & Read
Exhibitions, The Courtauld Collection : A Vision for Impressionism / The Collection of the Fondation: A Vision for Painting