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Joan Miró, Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977
Reference:Cramer 229, Dupin 979
Medium:Etching in black on Rives paper
Image:3 3/8 in x 1/8 in (8.5 cm x 2.2 cm)
Sheet:20 1/2 in x 13 13/26 in (52 cm x 35 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower left corner.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower half.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7331
$7,000 $6,000

Historical Description

Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977 is a striking example of the way Miró elevates line by treating it as the subject of the work itself. In the center of the composition lies a wavy vertical line crossed by a short line near the top and capped by a solid circular form. This simple linear configuration constitutes the image of this work. Such a humble illustration attests to Miró’s playful confidence as an artist as well as his ability to make a subject out of pure line. The majority of the composition is filled with the artist’s signature. The mere size of the signature inadvertently makes it part of the image, filling the negative space with a literal impression of the artist. In this way, Miró makes himself the subject of the image, as the signature takes on equal if not greater presence than the image itself.

Created in 1977, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977 is an etching in black on Rives paper that is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) and numbered from the edition of 60 in the lower left corner.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books. Translated from the French by Gail Mangold-Vine. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 229.
2. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. IV 1976– 1983. France: Galerie Lelong, 2001. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 979.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 2, 1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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