Joan Miró, La Femme Toupie (The Spinning Woman), 1974
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||La Femme Toupie (The Spinning Woman), 1974|
|Medium:||Color etching and aquatint|
|Image:||46 5/16 in x 29 1/8 in (117.5 cm x 74 cm)|
|Sheet:||55 3/8 in x 37 1/4 in (140.7 cm x 94.6 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 67 3/8 in x 49 1/4 in (171.1 cm x 125.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 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.|
Joan Miró Le Femme Toupie (The Spinning Woman), 1974 colorfully bursts into view with splashes of bright green, blue, yellow, orange and more. Central to the composition is the figure of a large woman, created through simple black lines. Though abstracted in Miró’s signature style, large black eyes appear, flanking a nose and placed above a rosey colored mouth. The woman thrusts her arms in the air and kicks out a leg and she spins delightfully round and round. Stars crown her head and wink in and out at the viewer. Contributing to the sense of movement are delicate circular brushstrokes in grey and orange that swirl behind her head. Though they are understated and do not pop as much as the other colors, Miró uses them expertly to enhance the spinning motion of the woman. A playful and exciting piece, there is much to love about Miró La Femme Toupie, 1974.
Created in 1974, this color etching and aquatint is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró The Spinning Woman (La Femme Toupie), 1974 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. III 1973 – 1975. New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 652.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Spinning Woman (La Femme Toupie), 1974 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.