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Joan Miró, Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977
Reference:Cramer 229, Dupin 981
Medium:Color Aquatint
Image:13 5/8 in x 9 11/16 in (34.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
Sheet:20 1/2 in x 13 13/26 in (52 cm x 35 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower left corner.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right corner.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7333
$14,000 $8,000

Historical Description

Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977 features an almost-abstract figural form defined by thin lines and solid blocks of color. The lines weave into each other so seamlessly that they evoke the practice of contour drawing, in which the hand of the artist attempts to copy the subject without lifting the drawing utensil. At the center of the encircling lines at the top of the image lies a solid patch of yellow that almost resembles a nose in the context of the composition. Thin lines on either side of the yellow patch demarcate circular forms that could function as stylized eyes. Solid patches of red, green, and blue accent the edges of the loose figural form, filling the negative space where the thin line stops and curves back into the form. A faded circular patch of lavender lies to the left of the overall form, while a scribble of orange lies slightly higher on the other side. These two colors help frame the loose form at the center of the composition and add an asymmetrical dynamic to the overall image. The interplay between line and color in Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977 showcases the artist’s masterful handling of composition.

Created in 1977, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977 is a color aquatint that is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right corner and numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower left corner.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books. Translated from the French by Gail Mangold-Vine. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 229.
2. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. IV 1976– 1983. France: Galerie Lelong, 2001. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 981.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 4, 1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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