Another fantastic chance to see some of Joan Mitchell’s body of work, this time from a collection of sketchbook drawings on show at Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany.

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Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was one of the greatest artists of the mid to late 20th century. She enjoyed close ties with poets and painters of the New York School, such as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, and Mark Rothko.

The exhibition presents around 60 pastels and felt-tipped pen drawings from a private collection, which have never been on view to the public before. The works are from Mitchell’s sketchbooks from the late 1960s, but they seem to be much more than mere sketches for paintings, being instead fully realised, independent works of outstanding artistic quality.

The exhibition is supported by Merck Finck & Co, Private bankers.

( http://www.museum-folkwang.de/en/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/joan-mitchell.html )

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