Joan Miró, La Chasse aux Papillons (The Hunting of Butterflies), 1975

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: La Chasse aux Papillons (The Hunting of Butterflies), 1975
Reference: D. 743
Medium: Color Etching and Aquatint on Arches Paper
Image Size: 26 in x 19 3/4 in (66 cm x 50.12 cm)
Sheet Size: 26 in x 19 3/4 in (66 cm x 50.12 cm)
Framed Size: 41 in x 34 5/8 in (104.1 cm x 87.9 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 in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4995

In this wonderfully fun piece, a child in a hat and sneakers has his hands out stretched, trying to capture a butterfly. Composed of lines and forms that are filled in with random colors of red, blue, green and yellow, Miró’ strategically places the bits of color in between, within, and underneath the black outlines of the figure. It’s as if the colors are frolicking along with the child, creating a pleasingly cohesive and humorous work.

Created in 1975, this color etching and aquatint is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left, this work is published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris on Arches paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, Vol. III 1973 – 1975. New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 743.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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