Joan Mitchell 1925 - 1992

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Joan Mitchell - Sunflowers
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20th Century Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 USD
Realised: 6.100.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Living the Avant-Garde: The Triton Collection Foundation, Evening Sale Part I
November 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Realised: 7.892.500 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Realised: 29.160.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sans titre
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Avant-Garde(s) Including Thinking Italian
October 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 EUR
Realised: 5.800.000 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower V
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 9.000 USD
Realised: 7.620 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Abstract Expressionism (4 Volume Box Set) (16 works)
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, Paris
Est.: 3.000 - 4.000 USD
Realised: 2.560 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Trees III
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, Paris
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 USD
Realised: 51.200 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower V
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Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 8.000 - 10.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower III
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Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 8.000 - 10.000 USD
Realised: 16.640 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Flower III, from: Bedford Series
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Prints and Multiples
September 2023
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 9.450 GBP
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 428.400 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 60.000 - 80.000 USD
Realised: 226.800 USD
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The artist Joan Mitchell

  • US-American Abstract Expressionist painter.
  • Spent most of her career in Paris.
  • One of the few female painters of her generation to be recognised during her lifetime.

In 1959, the American painter Joan Mitchell moved to Paris, where she envisioned a better life for herself as an artist. Here, the scene did not expect new exhibitions every year, but appreciated the patient work on new works. Mitchell was born in Chicago on 12 February 1925. After graduating from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1950, she moved to New York. Initially she painted in Cubist and Impressionist styles before discovering Abstract Expressionism, which was still in its infancy.

In 1951, she participated for the first time in an exhibition that also featured works by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Lee Krasner. Mitchell's works attracted attention because of their poetics, and her first solo exhibition in New York followed a year later. Along with Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler and Shirley Jaffe, Mitchell was one of the few painters of her generation to be successful and critically acclaimed as an artist during her lifetime.

From the mid-1950s, Mitchell travelled more frequently to Paris, which she had first visited on a scholarship in 1948. In 1959, she moved her centre of life there for good. In the years that followed, she moved away from more cheerful colours, moving instead towards dark tones and a large-scale application of paint that she described as »violent and angry«. In a period of reorientation, Mitchell bought a property for herself and her 13 dogs in the village of Giverny northwest of Paris − where Claude Monet once lived and produced the famous Water Lilies paintings. The landscape of the region had a considerable influence on Mitchell's abstract painting.

Many more exhibitions followed in the 1970s and 80s, especially in Paris and New York. The Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris was the first US artist to dedicate a solo exhibition to her. Participations in important biennials in Venice (1958), São Paulo (1959, 1994), the Whitney Biennial in New York (1983) and documenta 2 (1959) complete her successful career. Mitchell died on 30 October 1992 of lung cancer, which had been diagnosed only a few weeks earlier.

Die Künstlerin Joan Mitchell

  • US-amerikanische Malerin des Abstrakten Expressionismus.
  • Verbrachte den Großteil ihrer Laufbahn in Paris.
  • Eine der wenigen zu Lebzeiten anerkannten Malerinnen ihrer Generation.

Im Jahr 1959 siedelte die US-amerikanische Malerin Joan Mitchell nach Paris über, wo sie sich ein besseres Leben als Künstlerin ausmalte. Die Szene erwartete hier keine jährlichen Neuausstellungen, sondern schätzte das geduldige Arbeiten an neuen Werken. Mitchell wurde am 12. Februar 1925 in Chicago geboren. Nach ihrem Abschluss am Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts 1950 zog sie nach New York. Zunächst malte sie  kubistisch und impressionistisch, bevor sie den noch jungen Abstrakten Expressionismus für sich entdeckte.

1951 nahm sie erstmals an einer Ausstellung teil, in der auch Werke von Jackson PollockFranz KlineWillem de Kooning und Lee Krasner zu sehen waren. Mitchells Arbeiten erregten aufgrund ihrer Poetik Aufmerksamkeit, ein Jahr später folgte ihre erste Soloausstellung in New York. Neben Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler und Shirley Jaffe war Mitchell eine der wenigen Malerinnen ihrer Generation, die zu Lebzeiten als Künstlerin erfolgreich und von der Kritik anerkannt waren. 

Ab Mitte der 1950er-Jahre reiste Mitchell häufiger nach Paris, das sie erstmals 1948 im Rahmen eines Stipendiums besucht hatte. 1959 verlagerte sie ihr Lebenszentrum endgültig dorthin. In den folgenden Jahren entfernte sie sich von fröhlicheren Farben, bewegte sich stattdessen hin zu dunklen Tönen und einem großflächigen Farbauftrag, den sie als »gewalttätig und wütend« beschrieb. In einer Phase der Neuorientierung kaufte Mitchell für sich und ihre 13 Hunde ein Grundstück im Dorf Giverny nordwestlich von Paris – wo Claude Monet einst lebte und die berühmten Seerosen-Gemälde fertigte. Die Landschaft der Region hatte erheblichen Einfluss auf Mitchells abstrakte Malerei.

In den 1970ern und 80ern folgten viele weitere Ausstellungen, vor allem in Paris und New York. Als erster US-amerikanische Künstlerin widmete ihr das Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris eine Einzelausstellung. Teilnahmen an wichtigen Biennalen in Venedig (1958), São Paulo (1959, 1994), der Whitney Biennial in New York (1983) sowie der documenta 2 (1959) komplettieren ihre erfolgreiche Laufbahn. Mitchell starb am 30. Oktober 1992 an Lungenkrebs, der nur wenige Wochen zuvor diagnostiziert wurde.

Joan Mitchell - Sans titre
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Art contemporain - Vente du soir
June 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 1.000.000 - 1.500.000 EUR
Realised: 1.189.500 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 600.000 - 800.000 USD
Realised: 756.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Hours
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20th Century Evening Sale
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 USD
Realised: 4.043.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part I
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000.000 - 8.000.000 USD
Realised: 6.584.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: 239.400 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 USD
Realised: 5.132.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
May 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 825.500 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Contemporary Edition: New York: Featuring the Collection of Kenwal Steel in Support of GLAAD
March 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 11.970 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Two prints by the artist
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Contemporary Edition: New York: Featuring the Collection of Kenwal Steel in Support of GLAAD
March 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 8.820 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower V
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Prints & Multiples
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Joan Mitchell - Tree I
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Editions & Works on Paper
February 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 18.900 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower II
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Prints & Photographs | Bonhams Skinner
January 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 5.100 USD
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