Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019January 10 - 13, 2019

Joan Mitchell has long been regarded as one of the most important figures to emerge from the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. Untitled, 1972 is stylistically consistent with Mitchell's mature work, comprising the use of richly coloured, gestural abstractions set within a composition that mirrors the wild, energetic vigour synonymous with her technique. Often inspired by landscape and poetry, Mitchell sought to capture a purely emotional experience of nature where the cognitive impression took precedence over the recognisable image. She herself wrote: “I have feelings about water and sky. I like a view. I don't like to look at a wall.” Acquiring a house in Vétheuil outside Paris in 1967, Mitchell settled in the peaceful tranquillity of her new environs with panoramic views over the Seine. While tempting to connect her more visually harmonious aesthetic from this period with Vétheuil's most well-known artistic resident, Claude Monet, Mitchell refuted such claims, stating to The New York Times: “I bought this house because I liked the view, not out of any love for Monet”, stingingly mispronouncing the artist's name so it rhymed with ‘bonnet'.
Provenance:
Carl Plansky, NY (gift from the artist);
Succession Carl Plansky 2009, NY;
Private collection, Pennsylvania;
Collection of David Schaff, Philadelphia;
Jane Roberts Fine Arts, Paris;
Private collection, London;
Private collection, Brussels (since 2012)

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019January 10 - 13, 2019

Waterhouse & Dodd is pleased to announce our participation in Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, where we will be featuring a fine selection of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary British, European, and American art.

A few highlights from our carefully curated booth will include works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, Joan Mitchell, Fernand Leger, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alex Katz, alongside works by contemporary artists Sophie Ryder, Athar Jaber, August Muth, Jean-Francois Rauzier, Karen Gunderson, Laura Newman and more.

For additional information please contact Ray Waterhouse (+1 917 821 3131), Sandra Safta Waterhouse (+1 917 821 4141) or Jonathan Dodd

Visit us at booth 430


Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion

825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

VIP PREVIEW

Thursday, January 10         5 pm - 9 pm

GENERAL ADMISSION

Friday, January 11 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday, January 12 11 am - 7 pm

Sunday, January 13 11 am - 6 pm