Artist and Studio
Joan Mitchell’s love letter to Michael Goldberg(1951)
Hey beautiful,
   Just got your letter … — God you mean a lot to me — it’s never been like this before in my life. I cleaned the studio — made the bed … — I’m using the paint off your palette — I feel so close to you … — I’m drinking the beer you left on the windowsill — & I’m kissing you — this I do all the time …
When Mitchell wrote this letter to her fellow abstract painter, he was spending six months in Rockland State Hospital, Orangeburg, N.Y., in lieu of serving prison time for writing bad checks on her husband’s account.   
(source)  photo & letter Smithsonian

Joan Mitchell’s love letter to Michael Goldberg(1951)

Hey beautiful,

   Just got your letter … — God you mean a lot to me — it’s never been like this before in my life. I cleaned the studio — made the bed … — I’m using the paint off your palette — I feel so close to you … — I’m drinking the beer you left on the windowsill — & I’m kissing you — this I do all the time …

When Mitchell wrote this letter to her fellow abstract painter, he was spending six months in Rockland State Hospital, Orangeburg, N.Y., in lieu of serving prison time for writing bad checks on her husband’s account.   

(source)  photo & letter Smithsonian

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