Bedford Series

Bedford II

(American, 1925–1992)
Sheet: 108.4 x 82.5 cm (42 11/16 x 32 1/2 in.)
© Estate of Joan Mitchell
Catalogue raisonné: 364:JM2
Edition: AP 8/16
Impression: 8
Location: not on view
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To make this print, Mitchell painted clear sheets of Mylar, which allowed her to layer colors for printing and retain a sense of immediacy.


Abstract painter Joan Mitchell’s monumental lithographs convey her experience of the landscape and combine the complexity, intensity, and fluidity of abstracted lines that are fundamental to her work. In this lithograph, part of her Bedford series, 1981, heavily abstracted, dense bands of colorretain traces of the natural world, while the rich blues and greens represent the inextricable relationship in Mitchell’s work between color, feeling, and landscape.
Bedford II

Bedford II


Joan Mitchell

(American, 1925–1992)
America, 20th century

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