Field for Skyes

1973

Joan Mitchell, American, b. Chicago, Illinois, 1926–1992

Oil on canvas, 110 1/4 × 204 3/4 in. (280 × 520.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Workman, 1975

Accession Number: 75.20

Provenance:
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Mr. and Mrs. David T. Workman, New York, 1974-1 December 1975
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Workman, 1975

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joan Mitchell," 26 March-5 May 1974, no. 15; pp. 15, 42.
ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO. "Joan Mitchell: Recent Paintings," 23 September-9 November 1974, no. 2, colorpl.
HILLES GALLERY, WADSWORTH ATHENEUM, Hartford, Connecticut. "Contemporary Painting and Sculpture," 1 January-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Acquisitions: 1974-1977," 25 March-24 July 1977, unnumbered checklist.
IVAM CENTRE JULIO GONZALEZ, Valencia, Spain. "Joan Mitchell," 11 September-14 December 1997, colorpl. pp. 58-59; p. 94.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell," 20 June-29 September 2002, pl. 40; pp. 158-159. Tour: BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART, Alabama, 27 June-31 August 2003; MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 21 September-7 January 2004; DES MOINES ART CENTER, 31 January-25 April.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
KINGSLEY, APRIL. "New York Letter," Art International 18, no. 6 (Summer 1974), ill. p. 43.
RATCLIFF, CARTER. “Joan Mitchell’s Envisionments,” Art in America 62, no. 4 (July/August 1974), p. 35.
WOMEN'S PROGRAM OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Women Artists: A Checklist of Works in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), ill.
BERNSTOCK, JUDITH E. Joan Mitchell (Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1988), ill. p. 113; pp. 112, 114.
HURWITZ, AL and MICHAEL DAY. Children and their Art: Methods for the Elementary School, 6th ed. (Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995), p. 183.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (Second Generation)