Joan Miró, El Sobreviviente Visita Los Pájaros I, 1972

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:El Sobreviviente Visita Los Pájaros I (The Survivor Visits the Birds I), 1972
Reference:Dupin 560
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint
Image:8 7/8 in x 7 1/8 in (22.56 cm x 18.11 cm)
Sheet:13 1/4 in x 11 1/8 in (33.66 cm x 28.27 cm)
Framed:28 1/4 in x 27 3/4 in (71.76 cm x 70.49 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75; printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris and published by Le Vent d’Arles Editeur, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in very good condition, colors are bright and fresh.
ID #w-4615


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Historical Description

One can only guess these abstracted forms come together to create a magical and surrealist composition derived from the imagination and creativity of Joan Miró. Based on the translation of the title of the poem, this first illustration of Chilean writer, Pablo Neruda’s work appears to be in the shape of a colorful bird, whose plumes of bold reds and blues leap from the sheet. Miró’s characteristic, childlike brushstroke evokes a whimsical sentiment; coupled with his iconic starburst on the left with an anchoring bold black line along the bottom, it is perfectly balanced while being perfectly abstracted to his surrealistic style.Using mainly primary colors, the print radiates a clean and simplistic tone while also integrating a comical twist to our perception of an everyday bird.

Created in 1972, this color etching and aquatint is one of two illustrations by Joan Miró for Pablo Neruda’s poem, El Sobreviviente Visita Los Pájaros. Numbered from the edition of 75, this work is hand-signed in pencil by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right margin. Printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris and published by Le Vent d’Arles Editeur, 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 157 on pgs. 390-1.

2. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961 – 1973, Daniel Lelong: Paris, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 560 on pg. 200.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.