Sides of a River I

Bedford Series

Sides of a River I

1981

Joan Mitchell

(American, 1925-1992)

publisher

Tyler Graphics Ltd.

Color lithograph

Framed: 108 x 82.6 cm (42 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.247

Catalogue raisonné: 366:JM4

Edition: 55/70

Impression: 55

Location

Did you know?

To make this print, Mitchell painted clear sheets of Mylar, which allowed her to layer colors for printing and retain a sense of immediacy.

Description

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, which can be seen as riverbanks. The expressive, gestural color marks are balanced by the white of the sheet, which also acts as the source of light or reflection off the water.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.