“In France I’m an American gestural painter and lyric on top of it, very perjorative, and here I’m Frenchy because I have color and I’m decorative, so you can’t win, honey. And on top of it I’m a girl, woman, female…They call me "sauvage” in Europe because I’m direct and I say what I think and you’re supposed to be diplomatic and…what I call lying, really.“

Joan Mitchell

(i want so much to be seeing her paintings right now)