Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me
Texts by Suzanne Hudson and Robert Slifkin
From the publisher:
"This volume is the first comprehensive presentation of Mitchell's work since her death. In her will, she directed that a longtime friend, Klaus Kertess, write the accompanying text. Kertess provides a richly textured account of Mitchell's life and work, tracing her evolution from her earliest efforts as a young artist in Chicago and her arrival in New York in the 1940s. He gives special attention to the array of gifted painters and poets in the legendary New York art scene of the 1950s, when Mitchell first made her mark, and discusses at length Mitchell's friendships with artists such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline and writers such as Frank O'Hara."
Mitchell's painting went through continuous, overlapping cycles, always recombining and recategorizing, that gave body to her cyclical struggles with personal loss and recovery, chaos and order.”