Art/ Collection/ Art Object

"La Vie en Rose"

Artist:
Joan Mitchell (American, Chicago, Illinois 1925–1992 Paris)
Date:
1979
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 ft. 4 1/4 in. × 9 ft. 2 3/8 in. (681.4 × 280.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift and Purchase, George A. Hearn Fund, by exchange, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.139a-d
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Joan Mitchell
the artist, Vétheuil, France (1979–91; sold to MMA)

ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. "Tendances de l'art en France, 1968–1978/9," September 13–October 21, 1979, not in catalogue.

Seattle. Richard Hines Gallery. "Joan Mitchell: Major Paintings," April 23–May 31, 1980, no catalogue.

Washington, D.C. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "The 37th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," February 19–April 5, 1981, no. 20 (lent courtesy of Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York).

ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. "Joan Mitchell: Choix de Peintures, 1970–1982," June 24–September 6, 1982, unnumbered cat. (lent by Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New-York-N.Y.-U.S.A.).

Washington. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism," February 27–May 1, 1988, unnumbered cat. (pp. 160–61; lent by Robert Miller Gallery and Bernard Lennon, Inc., New York).

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism," May 26–July 17, 1988, unnumbered cat.

Buffalo. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism," September 17–November 6, 1988, unnumbered cat.

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism," December 12, 1988–January 29, 1989, unnumbered cat.

Ithaca, N. Y. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell: Thirty-Six Years of Natural Expressionism," February 26–April 23, 1989, unnumbered cat.

New York. Robert Miller Gallery. "Some Seventies Works," June 12–July 27, 1990, no catalogue.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," June 20–September 29, 2002, unnumbered cat. (pl. 43).

Birmingham Museum of Art. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," June 27–August 31, 2003, unnumbered cat.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," September 21, 2003–January 7, 2004, unnumbered cat.

Washington, D.C. Phillips Collection. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," February 14–May 16, 2004, unnumbered cat.

Yves Michaud. Joan Mitchell: La Grande vallée. Exh. cat., Galerie Jean Fournier. Paris, 1984, p. 45.

Lisa M. Messinger in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1991–1992." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 50 (Fall 1992), pp. 68–69, ill. (color).

Catherine Flohic. "Joan Mitchell." Ninety no. 10 (1993), p. 4.

Joan Mitchell. Exh. cat., Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume. Paris, 1994, p. 121.

Debbie Taylor. Joan Mitchell: Paintings 1956 to 1958, From the Estate of Joan Mitchell. Exh. cat., Robert Miller Gallery. New York, 1996, unpaginated.

Debbie Taylor in Joan Mitchell. Exh. cat., IVAM Centre Julio González. Valencia, 1997, p. 107.

Klaus Kertess. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell." Joan Mitchell. New York, 1997, p. 36, colorpl. 68 .

Debbie Taylor. "Bibliography." Joan Mitchell. New York, 1997, p. 182.

Alberto Manguel. Reading Pictures: A History of Love and Hate. New York, 2000, p. 34.

Jane Livingston in The Paintings of Joan Mitchell. Ed. Jane Livingston. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. Berkeley, 2002, pp. 38, 40, 200, colorpl. 43.

Nathan Kernan. "New York. Joan Mitchell." Burlington Magazine 144 (September 2002), p. 580.

Michael Kimmelman. "In Joyous Colors, a Hint of Joys Lost." New York Times (July 5, 2002), p. E33.

Richard Kalina. "Expressing the Abstract." Art in America 90 (December 2002), p. 94.

John Loughery. "Appetite: Surfeit and Wonder." Hudson Review 55 (Winter 2003), p. 659.

Siri Hustvedt. Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting. New York, 2005, p. 141.

Arthur C. Danto. Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life. New York, 2005, pp. 203– 4.

Maggie Nelson. Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. Iowa City, 2007, p. 22.

Jill Weinberg Adams. Joan Mitchell: Paintings and Pastels 1973–1983. Exh. cat., Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. New York, 2008, p. 8.

Sandro Parmiggiani in Joan Mitchell. Ed. Nils Ohlsen. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Emden. Heidelberg, 2008, pp. 46, 56.

Lena Nievers in Joan Mitchell. Ed. Nils Ohlsen. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Emden. Heidelberg, 2008, pp. 129, 133.

Sandro Parmiggiani in Joan Mitchell: La pittura dei Due Mondi/ La peinture des Deux Mondes. Ed. Sandro Parmiggiani. Exh. cat., Palazzo Magnani. Milan, 2009, pp. 23, 41, 222, 226.

Sophie Lévy in Joan Mitchell: La pittura dei Due Mondi/ La peinture des Deux Mondes. Ed. Sandro Parmiggiani. Exh. cat., Palazzo Magnani. Milan, 2009, pp. 71, 79.

Gisèle Barreau in Joan Mitchell: La pittura dei Due Mondi/ La peinture des Deux Mondes. Ed. Sandro Parmiggiani. Exh. cat., Palazzo Magnani. Milan, 2009, pp. 140, 148.

Joan Mitchell: The Roaring Fifties. Exh. cat., Galerie Thomas Modern. Munich, 2010, p. 44.

Joan Mitchell. Exh. cat., Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 2010, unpaginated.

Patricia Albers. Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter: A Life. New York, 2011, pp. 271, 358, 406.



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