Joan Mitchell was one of the very few women who made it into 'The Club'—the exclusive (male-dominated) gathering of artists who were to become the forerunners of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism.
Revered for her ability to unify physical experience with the emotions of the inner self through her fearlessly expressive works, she has now been honoured with a ground-breaking (and long-awaited) retrospective of over 80 works at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Demand for her extraordinary paintings has skyrocketed. Most recently, her three-metre-tall 1962 painting 12 Hawks at 3 O'Clock, which stole the show at this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong, sold for $20M, as covered in Ocula News.
The exhibition will travel to Baltimore Museum of Art on 6 March 2022.