Joan Miró, Emehpylop, 1968

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Emehpylop, 1968
Reference:Dupin 451
Medium:Color Etching with Drypoint and Cement Imprint on Mandeure rag paper
Image:27 in x 21 7/8 in (68.5 cm x 53 cm)
Sheet:40 7/8 in x 28 7/8 in (103.8 cm x 73.3 cm)
Framed:45 1/2 in x 33 1/2 in (115.5 cm x 85 cm)
Edition:Marked H.C. (Hors d’Commerce or artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75 pulled on Chiffon du Mandeure rag paper.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6600

Historical Description

Using his intuitive skill as a master artist, Miró combines dry-point with cement imprint to create a rich textural experience that is enhanced by beautiful and friendly visual imagery in Joan Miró Emehpylop (Cyclops), 1968. Unsure what this creature could possibly be, we are left to guess by inspecting the various attributes of its form—a large round clef creates the figure’s head in left profile, with a wide and curious eye, and strange linear appendages extending from the mouth and rear of the head—the figure begins to emerge. Bright spots of beautiful color surround the charming creature and provide vivid contrast with the rich black hues. These bursts of color provide a gentle sense of life and vivacity to the work, balancing and completing the composition.

Created in 1968, this color etching with drypoint and cement Imprint on Mandeure rag paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (1893 - 1983) in pencil in the lower right and marked H.C. (Hors d’Commerce) (outside of commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75 pulled on Chiffon du Mandeure rag paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Emehpylop, 1968 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Dupin, J. (1992). Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961 – 1973. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 451.
2. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1974). Miró: l’œuvre graphique. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 114.
3. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Joan Miró Emehpylop, 1968 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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