Joan Miró, L' Ange Crible (The Riddled Angel), 1973

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: L' Ange Crible (The Riddled Angel), 1973
Reference: Dupin 571
Medium: Color Aquatint on Arches paper
Image Size: 41 1/8 in x 28 5/8 in (104.5 cm x 72.7 cm)
Sheet Size: 41 1/8 in x 28 5/8 in (104.5 cm x 72.7 cm)
Framed Size: 55 1/8 in x 44 1/2 in (140 cm x 113 cm)
Edition: An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left (aside from the numbered edition of 50 signed and numbered copies).
Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miro (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-4938

Happiness radiates from every element of this work, as Miró imagines a surreal character with an eyeball as his head, and a green and yellow grin. Bright and graphic pops of color decorate his flamboyant and festive outfit; while swirling expressive brush stroke animates a gestural stance greet the viewer with open arms. One can guess that Miró derived much fun making the drawing as he demonstrates the joys of experimenting with abstraction that showcase his whimsical charm that is so deliberately spontaneous.

Created in 1973, this color aquatint is printed on Arches paper, and is hand signed in pencil by Joan Miro (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right corner. An artist proof aside from the edition of 50, it bears the inscription HC in pencil in the lower left corner.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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,Volume II. 1961-1973 New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 571 on pg. 208.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
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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