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Joan Miró, Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun), 1969
Reference:Dupin 518
Medium:Aquatint, etching and carborundum on Arches paper.
Image:38 3/4 in x 23 3/8 in (98.5 cm x 59.5 cm)
Sheet:41 3/8 in x 27 3/8 in (105 cm x 69.5 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-7046

Historical Description

A luminous red orb drifts above whimsical forms and colorful layers in this stunning, large-scale work by Joan Miro. Miró is known for his great innovation and experimentation in the printmaking medium, and this work stands as proof of his immense talent as a printmaker. The viewer’s eye is drawn directly to the bright red ‘sun’ at the center of the work, and then bounces around the composition to the accents of yellow, green and blue. Combining the printing techniques of etching, aquatint, and carborundum within a single print, Miró creates a richly textured and boldly colored masterpiece. As its title suggests, this work emanates with a warmth and energy that is sure to brighten the spirits of those who view it. Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun) is representative of Miró at his best, and as such, it is one of the most desirable and awe-inspiring prints of his artistic oeuvre.

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 Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun) 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 Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun), 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. 518 on pg. 166.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

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

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