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Original prints: Joan Mitchell (1926-1992): First and Last Prints

Mitchell 1: Sunflowers / Mitchell 2: Trees and Fields / Mitchell 3: First and Last Prints / Mitchell 4: Bedford Series
For brief comments and bibliography, see Mitchell 1

Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Jonna Rae Brinkman, Louisa Chase, Chryssa / Sue Coe, Susan Crile,
Lesley Dill, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Nancy Graves, Harmony Hammond, Judy Chicago,
Anita Jung, Elaine de Kooning, Joyce Kozloff, Lee Krasner, Karen Kunc, Ellen Lanyon, Georgia Marsh, Suzanne McClelland,
Phyllis McGibbon, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Judith Murray, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff,
Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Joan Root, Susan Rothenberg, Betye Saar, Niki de St. Phalle, Hollis Sigler, Kiki Smith,
Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Dorothea Tanning, and Emmi Whitehorse

Womanshow 2006
Selected Bibliography: John Ashbery, Joan Mitchell 1992 (NY: Robert Miller Gallery, 1993); Judith E. Bernstock, Joan Mitchell (NY: Hudson Hills/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1988); John Cheim, Joan MItchell: ". . .  my black paintings . . ." 1964 (NY: Robert Miller Gallery, 1994); James Harithas, Joan Mitchell: 'My Five Years in the Country' - An exhibition of forty-nine paintings (Syracuse: Everson Museum of Art, 1972); Klaus Kertess, Joan Mitchell (NY: Abrams, 1997); Klaus Kertess, Joan Mitchell Pastel (NY: Robert Miller Galery, 1992), Jane Livingston, The Paintings of Joan Mitchell (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002); Richard Marshall, Joan Mitchell (Valencia: IVAM, 1997); Richard D. Marshall, Joan Mitchell: The Last Paintings (NY: Cheim & Read, 2011); Joan Mitchell. Catalogue Exposition Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume (Paris: Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1994); Suzanne Page et al, Joan Mitchell: Choix de Peintures 1970-1982 (Paris: ARC, 1982); Alfred Paquement, ed. Joan Mitchell (Paris: Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1995); Sandro Parmiggiani, ed. Joan Mitchell: La pittura dei Due Mondi / La peinture des Deux Mondes (Ginevra/Milano, 2009); Barbara Rose, Joan Mitchell: Bedford Series (Bedford: Tyler Graphics, 1981); Marcia Tucker, Joan Mitchell (NY: Whitney Museum, 1974); Michel Waldberg, Joan Mitchell (Paris: La Difference, 1999: a massive monograph—347 pp. with 252 color illustrations—that is the most important monograph on Mitchell so far, still available only in French and selling for about $1500!).
Weeds I. Original 3-color etching and aquatint, 1992. 25 signed and numbered impressions plus 8 artist's proofs printed on two sheets of paper from 6 copper plates. This is one of the last prints from one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Scarce! Image size (each sheet): 578x419mm (total size: 578x838mm or 22-3/4x33inches). Price: SOLD.
Little Weeds I. Original color etching and aquatint, 1992. 30 signed & numbered impressions plus 8 artist's proofs printed on 1 sheet of BFK Rives paper from 3 copper plates and torn into three sheets after printing. This is one of the last prints from one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Image size (each sheet): 235x178mm. Price: SOLD.
Little Weeds II. Original color etching and aquatint, 1992. 30 signed & numbered impressions plus 8 artist's proofs printed on 3 sheets of BFK Rives paper from 9 copper plates. This is one of the last prints from one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Image size (each sheet): 235x178mm. Price: SOLD.
Untitled for 1¢ Life (From Manet to Hockney: Modern Artists' Illustrated Books (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985 n. 135). Original color lithograph, 1964, for the livre d'artiste of the same title edited by Sam Francis and published by E. W. Kornfeld (Berne, 1964). Edition: 2000 unsigned portfolios plus 100 signed by each of the artists printed on handmade paper. Ours is a fresh impression with the usual centerfold fro the regular edition. A rich, dark, mysterious image in black and shades of green. Image size: 410x560. Price: $1000.
Meditations in an emergency. (V&A, pp. 318-319). Original color lithograph, 1967. 2500 impressions for a memorial tribute to the poet and art-critic, Frank O'Hara. Published by The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Copies of this work can probably be found in every important museum and University library and in many public libraries; the number of impressions of this work seem quite limited and it is rarely seen on the art market.Image size: 303x227mm. Price: $750.
Untitled for Fresh Air School. Original color lithograph, 1972, for the large-format exhibition catalogue for an exhibition of paintings by Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, and Walasse Ting "Assembled and Toured" by the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1972. The catalogue contained one original lithograph by each of the three artists. The catalogue seems modeled upon Derriere le Miroir, the deluxe art review published in Paris by Galerie Maeght consisting of unbound texts and illustrated by original works by the artist or artists featured in exhibitions at the gallery; like it, this was printed by Arte, Adrien Maeght in Paris. Edition: unknown (c. 2000). Ours is a fresh impression with the usual centerfold. Image size: 380x560. Price: $1000.
Tree I. Original 9-color lithograph, 1992. 94 signed and numbered impressions. Image size: 621x507mm. Price: SOLD
Little Tree I. Original lithograph, 1992. Edition: 1000 unsigned memorial cards. Our impression signed within by Mitchell's printer and publisher, Kenneth Tyler, as a remembrance after her untimely death in October 1992. Image size: 160x125mm. Price: SOLD.
Fields 4. Original 3-color etching, aquatint, and carborundum, 1992. 14 signed & numbered impressions printed on white TGL handmade paper. An exceedingly rare work, the edition was limited by the number of pieces that had been printed and signed by Mitchell before her sudden and unexpeced death. One of her most technically rich pieces with a deeply three-dimensional surfce. Image size: 575x418mm. Price: SOLD.

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