The top lot in yesterday's American Art / Contemporary Art sale was a sketchbook containing 52 drawings by Joan Mitchell. It sold for $144,000. The sketchbook contained 27 pencil drawings, 10 done in ballpoint pen and ink, 9 color crayon, 3 black crayon, 2 pencil and black crayon, and a ballpoint pen and pencil drawing. It was inscribed and dedicated, on the occasion of Mitchell's 29th birthday, on the front free flyleaf, by fellow artists Miriam Schapiro, Mike Goldberg and Paul Brach.
Joan Mitchell, Sketchbook, collection of 52 drawings, circa 1954-55. Sold for $144,000.
Labels: American Art, contemporary art, Joan Mitchell, Todd Weyman, top lots