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Joan Miró, Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 5, 1977

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 5, 1977
Reference:Cramer 229, Dupin 982
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 1/2 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-7334
$10,000 $8,000

Historical Description

Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 5, 1977 offers a delicate compositional balance between color and line that attests to the artist’s keen sensitivity to the formal principles of art. The blank background emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the lines and colors that play upon its surface, embracing the inherent flatness of the medium. 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. The organic and loose quality of the lines creates a sense of movement, as if the lines themselves quivered with potential energy. Blocks of red and green fill in random areas where the lines compartmentalize space, while the triangular patch of yellow projects out beyond the lines to the right. A singular aquamarine circle punctuates the negative space to the left. The interplay between line and color in Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 5, 1977 showcases the artist’s skill in crafting a balanced yet dynamic composition.

Created in 1977, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 5, 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. 5, 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. 982.
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. 5, 1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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