Joan Miró, L' Exile Vert (The Green Exile), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:L' Exile Vert (The Green Exile), 1969
Medium:Color etching, Aquatint and Carborundum on Chiffon de Mandeure.
Image Size:40 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in (103.4 cm x 70.5 cm)
Sheet Size:40 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in (103.4 cm x 70.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered form the edition of 75.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7913
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Historical Description

Typical of Joan Miró, L' Exile Vert (The Green Exile), 1969 combines bold colors and playful dots and lines to create a character of the imagination. At once, viewers are drawn to the luminescent green brush strokes which outline a smiling, mischievous face. We cannot help but imagine what misconduct caused such a character to become an exile. Naturally, the dopey pointed eyes, red nose and a mouth of black bars are sure to inspire humorous reactions as well. Such a playful face is sure to delight children and adults alike.

Created in 1969, this color etching, aquatint and carborundum on chiffon de Mandeure is published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Arte Arien Maeght, Paris.  Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) and dated ‘29/XI/71’ in pencil the lower left, this work is inscribed EA “epreuve d’artiste” (artist’s proof); aside from the numbered edition of 75.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró The Green Exile (L’exile Vert), 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. 498.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Joan Miró The Green Exile (L’exile Vert), 1969, is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglass.


Subject Matter: Portrait