Joan Miró, Barbarian in the Night, 1976

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Barbarian in the Night, 1976
Reference: Dupin 929
Medium: Color Etching and Aquatint on Wove Paper
Image Size: 42 1/8 in x 29 5/8 in (107 cm x 75.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 42 1/8 in x 29 5/8 in (107 cm x 75.5 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 53 in x 40 in (20.9 cm x 15.7 cm)
Edition: Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors de Commerce) in white crayon in the lower left, aside from the edition of 50; published by Maeght, Paris.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in white crayon in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5502

A marvelous character of Miró’s imagination appears dramatically before our eyes. Ferocious and fearsome, the creature is wide mouthed, showing its sharp teeth and sharp claws. Its eye is given a vibrant shade of red, easily the central feature of the image. The white coloration of the character’s head against a black background contrasts wonderfully to make the image ever more memorable.

Created in 1976, this color etching and aquatint on wove paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in white crayon in the lower right. Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors de Commerce) in white crayon in the lower left, aside from the edition of fifty; published by Maeght, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. IV. 1976 – 1983, Galerie Lelong: Paris, 2001. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.929

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work 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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