Joan Miró, La Harpie (The Harpy), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:La Harpie (The Harpy), 1969
Reference:Dupin 506
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum.
Image:37 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in (94.5 cm x 70 cm)
Sheet:37 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in (94.5 cm x 70 cm)
Framed:46 in x 36 in (116.8 cm x 91.4 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the bottom left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed By Joan Miró (1893 - 1983) in pencil in the bottom right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7907
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Historical Description

The magnificent scale of this work truly allows us to step into the surreal reality that Miró creates in La Harpie.  It is an absolute world full of color, whimsical imagery, and bright, bold shapes.  Our imagination runs wild as we see this make-shift witch with her pointed hat and bold, characteristic expression.  Surrounded with Miró’s iconic starbursts and blotches of purple, green, red, and yellow, this piece is surely one not to be missed.  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 color etching & aquatint with Carborundum is hand signed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right.  This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the bottom left margin.  Printed by Morsang, Paris on Arches paper and published by Maeght éditeur, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It 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. 506 on pg. 154.
2. Miró: l’œuvre graphique, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Fondation Gulbenkian: Lisbon, 1974.  Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 149 on pg. 46.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miro La Harpie (The Harpy), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.