Joan Mitchell 1925 - 1992

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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century Evening Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 10.000.000 - 15.000.000 USD
Realised: 14.130.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
November 2022
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 80.000.000 - 120.000.000 HKD
Realised: 83.350.000 HKD
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Joan Mitchell - Cobalt
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000.000 - 4.000.000 USD
Realised: 3.418.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Conte Bleu
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 USD
Realised: 3.420.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 USD
Realised: 567.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflowers IV
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 USD
Realised: 81.900 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sans Titre
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AVANT-GARDE(S) Including Thinking Italian
October 2022
Christies, Paris
Est.: 4.000.000 - 6.000.000 EUR
Realised: 4.722.000 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled - Circa 1969
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Contemporary Art
June 2022
Artcurial, Paris
Est.: 600.000 - 800.000 EUR
Realised: 2.530.400 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Trees II
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Editions Southampton
June 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 50.400 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Contemporary Day Auction
May 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 800.000 - 1.200.000 USD
Realised: 2.409.500 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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Contemporary Day Auction
May 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 700.000 - 1.000.000 USD
Realised: 2.712.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century Evening Sale
May 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 7.000.000 - 10.000.000 USD
Realised: 8.977.500 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 - Trees V-A
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Modern Day Auction
May 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 35.280 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflower II - 1972
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Limited Edition
May 2022
Artcurial, Paris
Est.: 3.000 - 4.000 EUR
Realised: 3.936 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Brush, from the Bedford Series (T. 372)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Little Weeds I
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Prints & Multiples
April 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 16.380 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Sunflowers II
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Prints & Multiples
April 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 70.000 - 100.000 USD
Realised: 189.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Flowers I-III, from Bedford Series
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Contemporary Edition
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 USD
Realised: 60.480 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Allo, Amélie
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Contemporary Curated
March 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 USD
Realised: 3.388.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Trees (Black, Yellow and Blue)
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Prints & Multiples
December 2021
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 4.032 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled - Circa 1989
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Contemporary Art - Evening Sale
December 2021
Artcurial, Paris
Est.: 280.000 - 350.000 EUR
Realised: 548.200 EUR
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Joan Mitchell - Arbres (Black, Yellow and Blue)
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Prints and Multiples
December 2021
Bonhams, London
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 5.738 GBP
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Joan Mitchell - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
November 2021
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 4.000.000 - 6.000.000 USD
Realised: 11.870.000 USD
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Joan Mitchell - Butterfly Beach
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20th Century Evening Sale
November 2021
Christies, New York
Est.: 5.000.000 - 7.000.000 USD
Realised: 6.270.000 USD
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