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Joan Miró, Lune et Vent (Moon and Wind), 1963

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Lune et Vent (Moon and Wind), 1963
Reference:D.346
Medium:Color Aquatint on Rives paper
Image:8 5/8 in x 23 1/4 ( 22 cm x 59 cm)
Sheet:20 1/2 in x 31 3/4 in (52 cm x 80.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 35 in x 29 in (88.9 cm x 73.6 cm)
Edition:Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors d’Commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 75; printed by Maeight, Levallois-Perret.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #W-5654
USD $13,500 GBP £10,125

Historical Description

Miró Lune et Vent (Moon and Wind), 1963 is a wonderful color aquatint which unveils the artist’s understanding of color and form. In the center of the paper is a lush orange line which is gently brushed across the page. Above and below the line are curved forms in yellow and green. Spontaneous black splatters decorate the page alongside the image. Above the scene, a luminous red circle directs the viewer’s gaze. In many ways, this work exemplifies Miró’s usage of the subconscious as part of the creative process. The title clues viewers in on the possible image before them. The red circle to the upper right may be the moon, the loose, colorful strokes below mirror the impression of a windy night. Through the 1920s, Miro developed his own pictorial sign language which was included all works thereafter. This experimental style definite comes through in Lune et Vent (Moon and Wind), 1963. He allows for a certain narrative to form yet ensures that the viewer can also let their own subconscious create the significance. This wonderful work delights both the mind and the eye.

Created in 1963, this color aquatint on Rives paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors d’Commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 75; printed by Maeight, Levallois-Perret.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Miró Moon and Wind (Lune et Vent), 1963 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. Miró Engraver Vol. II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 346.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Miró Moon and Wind (Lune et Vent), 1963 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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