The artist’s estate sent a cease and desist order to the fashion company for its inclusion of paintings by the artist in a recent ad campaign.
Why Joan Mitchell’s Paintings Can Never Die
Unlike the more celebrated painters around her, she didn’t resolve herself to working the same issues over and over; she kept asking herself other questions, pushing the paint to do what it had not quite done before.
Joan Mitchell, a Brilliant Painter and Contrarian at Heart
If painting was Mitchell’s sickness, it was also her salvation.
Joan Mitchell, More Like a Poet
Curators and scholars have increasingly highlighted the importance of poetry to Mitchell’s art, though usually with so much circumspection that the link still remains obscure.
A New Book From Yale University Press and SFMOMA Illustrates the Enduring Resonance of Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell tells the complete story of this brilliant artist — her life, her work, and her myriad influences on art, literature, and music.
The Joan Mitchell You’ve Never Seen
Highly analytical, Mitchell was a master of setting off one form or color against another, advancing the idea that a painting can be made of separate but layered and entangled parts.
The Met’s Wrong Turn on Revisionism
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
The Passions and Posthumanism of Two Abstract Expressionists
The works of painters Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle foster a dialectic between pure gestural abstraction and lyrical suggestions of the grandeur of nature.
How the Mythic Heroines of the New York School Changed Modern Art
Mary Gabriel charts the Abstract Expressionist movement through the lives of its five most prominent female painters in her newest work of biography, Ninth Street Women.
Books, Wefts, and Black Lives Matter at the Baltimore Museum of Art
The rewards of what is in plain sight far outweigh what is tucked away.
Paintings that Praise the Paradises of Bohemia
Thomas Trosch’s paintings at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery recall idyllic settings from movie musicals.
When Experimental Music Resonated with Abstract Art
The exhibition includes scores by John Cage and Morton Feldman, paintings by Philip Guston, sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois and David Smith, and oil paintings by Joan Mitchell.