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Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1972-73

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Barcelona, 1972-73
Reference:Dupin 600
Medium:Aquatint, etching, and carborundum on Arches paper.
Sheet:41.6 x 26.5 in (105.7 x 67.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 and some H.C. (hors commerce impressions).
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miro (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7058

Historical Description

Barcelona, 1972-73 is an alluring showcasing of Joan Miró’s mastery over shape and form. Part of a portfolio of the same name, this work shows Miró’s creative imagination. Influenced by surrealism techniques, Miró often engaged in automatic drawing, allowing his hand to freely create whatever shapes and lines came to mind. With thick lines of red and blue interacting with smaller circles of black, yellow and green, Barcelona is an engaging work to the viewer’s eye. Miró enhances the textural effects of this print with the use of carborundum, adding a subtle element of relief that further complements his whimsical imagery. This work is truly a beautiful culmination of everything Miró is famous for as an artist, and is incredible to behold in person.

This work is a carborundum etching and aquatint, which was a technique that Miró frequented in his work. Carborundum is a silicon and carbon compound that is used for a variety of functions but can also be used to create prints.  Carborundum printing creates gradient tones and sandy textures. Miró is one of the few artists who mastered this medium.

Created in 1972-1973, Joan Miró Barcelona is an Aquatint, etching and carborundum on Arches paper. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 50 and some H.C. (hors commerce impressions).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-73 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Joan Miró Engraver, Vol. II, 1961-1973. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1977. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 600 on pg. 232.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-73 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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