Joan Miró, Barcelona 1972-1973 IX, 1973

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Barcelona, 1972-1973
Reference:D. 599
Series:Barcelona, 1972-1973
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum
Image Size:27 3/4 in x 41 1/4 in (70.5 cm x 104.8 cm)
Sheet Size:27 3/4 in x 41 1/4 in (70 .5cm x 104.8 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 43 1/4 in x 56 1/4 in (109.9 cm x 142.9cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1983 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6248

Historical Description

Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-1973 is a delicate print that exemplifies the artist's exploration of the relationship between color and form. One of 13 works in the 'Barcelona' series, this print has beautiful balance and effortless elegance. Depicting a bold and colorful image with a variety of textural qualities, this work captures the viewer's attention through the use of vibrant saturated hues in strong contrast with black and white. Luminous orbs of color drift amidst a predominately white, textured background. This textured background, created through the use of carborundum, appears as if splotches of colorless paint were dripped across the paper, adding surface depth to the work. The circles of color, dark at the centers and lightening towards the borders, add a sense of movement to the work and appear to flicker, as if they were blinking lights.

Created in 1972-1973, Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-1973 is a color etching, aquatint, and carborundum on Guarro paper. Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left. This work was printed by J. J. Torralba, Barcelona and published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona. This work is from a series of 13 engravings in etching, aquatint and carborundum gathered together in a portfolio.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-1973 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Dupin, James. Miró Engraver: Volume II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 599.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Barcelona, 1972-1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.