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Joan Miró, La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969
Reference:Dupin 519
Medium:Aquatint, etching and carborundum on Arches paper.
Image:39 in x 23 3/8 in (99 cm x 59.5 cm)
Sheet:42 1/2 in x 27 3/4 in (105.5 cm x 70.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 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-7047

Historical Description

Miró's La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969 is a monumental piece whose abstract forms work in combination with splashes of green and red. Each element coexists in perfect harmony, echoing a geometric, surrealist composition that leaves the viewer both bewildered and amazed. The whimsical, central figure appears as if raising its arms, perhaps summoning supernatural powers. Around this sorcerer, a stream of green, reminiscent of smoke, slithers up, perhaps the magic powers at hand. This is a Miró to be viewed in person, as its surface and textural quality cannot be duly translated through digital photography.

This work is a carborundum etching and aquatint, which was a technique that Mirò 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 and is difficult to use. Mirò is one of the few artists who mastered this medium.

Created in 1969, Joan Miro La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969 is an Aquatint, etching, and carborundum on Arches paper. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miro (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 75 and some H.C. (hors commerce impressions).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miro La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 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 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. 519 on pg. 167.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miro La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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