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La Grande Vallee XIV (For a Little While)

Joan Mitchell

La Grande Vallee XIV (For a Little While)

Joan Mitchell
  • Date: 1983
  • Style: Abstract Expressionism
  • Period: Late Career: 1980–1992
  • Genre: abstract
  • Media: oil, canvas

La Grande Vallee paintings are an outstanding group of 21 large-scale works created over the span of just one year. Uniquely conceived as a whole or unit, the paintings created a lush and poetic environment when exhibited together. The Grand Valley refers to a story of a secret place or private haven and relates to Mitchell's grief over the deaths of her sister and a good friend.

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