Joan Miró, Joan Miro La Fronde (The Slingshot), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Joan Miro La Fronde (The Slingshot), 1969
Reference:Dupin 501
Medium:Color Etching, Aquatint, and Carborundum on arches paper.
Image:41 3/4 in x 27 3/4 in (106.1 cm x 70.5 cm)
Sheet:41 3/4 in x 27 3/4 in (106.1 cm x 70.5 cm)
Framed:32 5/8 in x 46 3/4 in (82.8 cm x 118.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in white crayon on the image in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right corner.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7597

Historical Description

Miro showcases his skilled handling of carborundum in this marvelous work. This particular piece features more of the rich and beautiful texture than any of his other prints, evident throughout the black areas. Emerging at the center is a hilarious character with a devious smile. Surrounded by vivid coloration, La Fronde, which translates to “slingshot,” is a truly spectacular example of Miro’s creativity and mastery of surreal imagery.

Created in 1969, this color etching, aquatint, and carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in white pencil in the lower right. Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris, this piece is numbered from the edition of 75.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miro The Slingshot (La Fronde), 1969 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. II 1961 - 1973, Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 501.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Joan Miro The Slingshot (La Fronde), 1969 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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