Joan Miró, Escalade vers la Lune (Climbing to the Moon), 1969

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Escalade vers la Lune (Climbing to the Moon), 1969
Medium: Color Aquatint and Etching Printed in Colors with Carborundum on Arches Paper
Image Size: 40 5/8 in x 29 in (103.2 cm x 73.7 cm)
Sheet Size: 40 5/8 in x 29 in (103.2 cm x 73.7 cm)
Framed Size: 55 1/2 in x 34 1/8 in (141 cm x 86.7 cm)
Edition: An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower center.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4958

In this mesmerizing scene, an abstracted figure ascends towards a crescent shaped moon. A composition filled with directional energy, elongated shapes and gestural lines suggest motion and activity throughout this dynamic piece, while whimsical forms tell a playful narrative in pops of primary hues and spontaneous, scribbled mark making. Launched by color and vibrancy we watch in awe as this mysterious subject rises above peaked mountain tops to his lunar destination. A tour de force of printmaking, this spectacular work demonstrates Joan Miro’s mastery of the etching and aquatint methods, ultimately honing the inherent qualities of each technique to suit his iconographic vision.

Created in 1969, this color aquatint and etching was printed by Morsang, Paris, and published by Maeght, Paris. Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower center, this work is an artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Climbing to the Moon (Escalade vers la Lune), 1969 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 final sale of the work).

1.  Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. II 1961 – 1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 496 on pg. 145.

2. A Masterworks Fine Art, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work.

About the Framing:

Joan Miró Climbing to the Moon (Escalade vers la Lune), 1969 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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