THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY OF THE DAZZLING, OUTRAGEOUS ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST

Albers … is electrifying in her metaphor-rich descriptions and forthright analysis, tracking Mitchell’s volcanic artistic fecundity in sync with her psychological struggles and “sexual adventuring” …. Albers emulates Mitchell’s painterly mission to conjoin “accuracy and intensity” in this transfixing and justly revealing portrait.

Booklist (starred review)

Patricia Albers has written a book about Mitchell that I cannot imagine will ever be improved upon, so graceful and incisive is her account of the artist’s hellbent life and lyric art.

— Jed Perl, New York Times

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