Joan Miró, La Captive (The Captive), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:La Captive (The Captive), 1969
Reference:Dupin 489
Medium:Original Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum
Image Size:29 in x 22 1/2 in (73.5 cm x 57 cm)
Sheet Size:37 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in (94.5 cm x 72.5 cm)
Framed Size:51 in x 42 in (129.5 cm x 106.7 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:A great print with rich, vibrant and saturated color.
ID #w-3896

Historical Description

This stunning and incredibly captivating piece by Joan Miró is one which inspires the imagination and transforms our perception of reality. A central figure in Joan Miró La Captive (The Captive), 1969 dominates the composition with two, seemingly characteristic eyes, one red and one blue. Again, Miró's use of primary color serves as the perfect complement to his bold, black strokes that outline the shapes and figures. Unique to the print itself, is the textured carborundum which has been meticulously applied, giving the work an added three-dimensional quality unlike any other print produced during this period.

Created in 1969, this original color etching and aquatint with carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered 17/50 in the lower left. Printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris on Arches paper and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró La Captive (The Captive), 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 International Publications: NY, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 489 on pg. 138.

2. Miró: l'œuvre graphique, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Fondation Gulbenkian: Lisbon, 1974. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 132 on pg. 42.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Joan Miró La Captive (The Captive), 1969 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.