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Joan Miró, Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973
Reference:Dupin 579
Medium:Color Etching, Aquatint and Carborundum
Image:28 5/8 in x 41 in (72.7 cm x 104.1 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
ID #W-7523
$25,000 $19,000

Historical Description

Joan Miró Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973 exemplifies the artist’s playful approach to figural representation as well as his whimsical take on subject matter. To the right of the composition, two circular forms, one yellow and the other green, have a smaller solid black circular shape within them and are divided by a thick black curving line that ends with two thin spiraling lines framing its tip. The collective effect of these elements results in a pair of eyes and a nose positioned within an abstracted face leaning back. As such, the triangular form in the center of the composition constitutes an abstracted body, while the thick, curved black line extending from it to the left suggests an arm. At the end of this implied arm, a perpendicular thick line cradles a scribble of white that emulates the chaotic energy of a spark. The rusty hue of the background evokes both the color and warmth of fire, as if the jet black abstracted figure is backlit by flames. Black splatter pepper the work, particularly towards the center left of the composition, which parallels the organic movement and spontaneity of fire.

Created in 1973, Joan Miró Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973 is a color etching, aquatint and carborundum. This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973 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. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. II, 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 579.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Frappeause de Silex (Flint Strike), 1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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