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Joan Mitchell

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Three decades back Jill Weinberg Adams worked closely with Xavier Fourcade—Joan Mitchell’s dealer at the time—and came to know the painter well. Now, as co-proprietor of her own gallery, she has called upon her long-time associations to assemble an absorbing exhibition that addresses the work Mitchell made between 1973 and 1983. The exhibition, in addition to its sheer aesthetics, opens a Pandora’s box regarding the painter’s interface with the French art scene during that decade.

In 1955 Mitchell, at the very height of her powers, began to divide her time between New York and Paris, decamping four years later for the latter city and nearby Vétheuil, locales indelibly associated with Monet and now with Mitchell too. Many factors, both artistic and personal, contributed to this relocation—among them her attachment to the Canadian-born painter Jean-Paul Riopelle, who lived in France. But

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