Joni Mitchell – Signed, Gifted Limited Edition “Mingus” Lithograph

A hand signed and titled limited lithograph by Joni Mitchell, gifted by Mitchell to a friend from her management company.  The lithograph, titled A Chair In The Sky, is a portrait of jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus, and the image was included in the package for her 1979 album Mingus.  That year Mitchell made 100 lithographs of this image and others from the album package, and gave them to friends as a holiday gift.  This example is number 15/100, and has been boldly titled and signed by Mitchell in black marker.

Mitchell said about this image “I painted almost constantly for two days to do this portrait of Charles Mingus.  I had his features down, so the likeness was there, but there was no real emotion coming off.  I just kept pushing the paint around on the board, waiting for the right expression to appear, then suddenly there it was.  The emotion is a very complex one in a way.  I’m hesitant to say the emotions I think it embodies but if I were in his place, I think I know what he would have been feeling at that time in his life, and I think I’ve captured it.”

17 3/8″ x 14, in mint condition.  With Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

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