Joan Miró, La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975
Reference: Dupin 767
Medium: Color Etching and Aquatint on Arches paper
Image Size: 63 in x 47 1/2 in (160 cm x 120.7 cm)
Sheet Size: 63 in x 47 1/2 in (160 cm x 120.7 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 71 in x 55 1/2 in (180.3 cm x 141 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris.
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.
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ID # W-6419

Joan Miró La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975 creates a pictorial space where imaginative elements come together to give way for the best possible artistic experience. Upon first glance, you are hit with its sheer size. One of Miró’s largest works, the impact of this work’s dimensions show the magnitude of this master’s skillset. Miró brings forth a perfect combination of his usage of everyday symbols, automatic drawing, and lyrical poeticism. In this particular piece, you can see the freedom of his expressions brought to life. Brightly saturated colors conquer your visual field simultaneously as the large forms and figures break up the surface. There are two eyes jutting outwards, staring at the beholder. Each eye is defined by thick black lines creating a strong sense of presence. Both geometric and irregular, Miró’s arrangement of shapes and symbols emerge and leap outwards towards the viewer. Immediately having the effect of grasping your attention, you cannot move away from the work. You are paralyzed by the enigmatic and bold spirit of this beautiful work of art. Pulling you closer, Joan Miró displays his abilities as a master artist to further intrigue your senses in every possible way.

Created in 1975, Joan Miró La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975 is a Color Etching and Aquatint on Arches paper and hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. This work is also numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975 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. III 1973 – 1975. New York: Rizzoli, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 767.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Joan Miró La Pierre Philosophale (The Philosopher’s Stone), 1975 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

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