Joan Miró, Le Grand Carnassier (The Large Carnivore) 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Grand Carnassier (The Large Carnivore) 1969
Reference:D. 502
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum on Arches Paper
Image Size:36 1/4 in x 23 in (92 cm x 58.5 cm)
Sheet Size:41 in x 27 3/8 in (104 cm x 69.5 cm)
Framed Size:46 3/4 in x 34 1/2 in (118.7 cm x 87.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 signed and numbered in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7485

Historical Description

Joan Miró Le Grand Carnassier (The Large Carnivore), 1969 proves that art can have a refined aesthetic quality while possessing a lightness and appreciation for imagination and play. In this whimsical work Miro creates a primitive creature with fangs and a curious eye. Despite his towering stance and menacing grin, the artist draws with a humorous tone that makes him harmless and pleasant. His body is outlined in the richly textured surface of the black carborundum which pops over bright splashes of color and thinly marked lines. Hardly just a cartoon, the works childishness is elevated by such a formally stunning composition and striking sense of depth

Created in 1969, this etching and aquatint with Carborundum printed on Arches paper is hand-signed in pencil by Joan Miró (1893-1983) in the lower right. Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris and printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris, this aquatint is numbered from the edition of 75 signed, aside from a few artist proofs.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Le Grand Carnassier (The Large Carnivore), 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 aquatint).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. II 1961 - 1973, Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 502 on pg. 150.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Joan Miró Le Grand Carnassier (The Large Carnivore), 1969 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.