Joan Miró, Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 1977
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 1977|
|Reference:||Cramer 229, Dupin 978|
|Medium:||Parchment with four folded flaps printed with black on the front, spine and back|
|Image:||18 15/16 in x 26 13/16 in (48.1 cm x 68.1 cm)|
|Sheet:||18 15/16 in x 26 13/16 in (48.1 cm x 68.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 60.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 1977 offers a unique display of the linear dynamism that characterizes so much of the artist’s oeuvre. Black abstract lines and dots punctuate the space of the entire cover, adding movement to the otherwise blank background. The varied thickness of the lines evokes a hand-drawn effect, as if these lines are a collection of markings and doodles by the artist. On the front cover, the lines crisscross each other and create a layered composition that adds a sense of depth to the two-dimensional picture plane. Some lines are curved, while others are angled into sharp points. A combination of short lines and long lines intersect each other to form loose clusters that seem like the first strokes of a rudimentary sketch. The lines on the back of the cover possess an almost calligraphic quality, as if they are some stylized configuration of a word. The minimal yet intricate composition of Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 1977 attests to the artist’s masterful ability to evoke movement through the humble line.
Created in 1977, Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 1977 is a parchment with four folded flaps printed with black on the front, spine and back. Numbered from the edition of 60.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Hommage a San Lazzaro, Pl. 1 (Cover), 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. 978.
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. 1 (Cover), 1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.