|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||La Reine des éphémères (The Queen of Éphémeres), 1975|
|Medium:||Color Etching and Aquatint|
|Image Size:||62 3/4 in x 47 1/2 in (159.4 cm x 120.7 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||62 3/4in x 47 1/2 in. (159.4 cm x 120.7 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 73 in x 58 in (185.4 cm x 147.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left ( there were also a few artist’s proofs).|
|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:||Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.|
Joan Miró La Reine des éphémères (The Queen of Éphémeres), 1975, is a large sized etching and aquatint which is both immersive and abstract. Bold colors, animated imagery, and vivid spontaneity are standard to Miró's iconic works, and this piece is no exception. The image of joy and motion is apparent in this piece, with the use of contrasting elements that eloquently capture the viewer’s attention. Sinuous black lines surround colors of green, blue, red and yellow. Beyond the lines, loose, splattered black dots decorate the page. These details form playful, spontaneous image. The central figure appears to be dancing to a joyful song, the accompanying splatters resembling music notes. Two black dots resembling eyes stare beguilingly back at its audience. While the varied figures and forms throughout the composition provide a sense of balance and harmony, it is difficult to focus on a single component of this wonderfully captivating 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 (there were also a few artist's proofs).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró The Queen of Éphémeres (La Reine des éphémères), 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 sale of the work).
1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. III 1973– 1975. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989.Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 758.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Queen of Éphémeres (La Reine des éphémères), 1975 is presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.