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Joan Miró, La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:La Sorcière (The Sorcerer), 1969
Reference:Dupin 519
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum
Image:39 in x 23 3/8 in (99 cm x 59.5 cm)
Sheet:42 1/2 in x 27 3/4 in (105.5 cm x 70.5 cm)
Framed:56 1/2 in x 42 11/16 in (143.5 cm x 108.5 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 75 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.
ID #w-4558

Historical Description

Miró's La Sorcière is a monumental piece whose abstract, forms work in combination with splashes of green and red; each element coexists in perfect harmony, echoing a geometric, surrealist composition that leaves us both bewildered and amazed. The whimsical, central figure appears as if raising its arms, perhaps summonsing supernatural powers. Around this sorcerer, a stream of green, reminiscent of smoke, slithers up, perhaps the magic powers at hand. This is a Miró to be viewed in person, as its surface and textural quality cannot be duly translated through digital photography.

Created in 1969, this etching and aquatint with carborundum is signed in pencil by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left. This piece is published by Maeght éditeur, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris on Arches wove 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 invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. II 1961 - 1973, Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 519 on pg. 167.

2. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Miró - l'œuvre graphique, Paris, 1974. Listed in this catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 165 on pg. 48.

3. Maeght Editeur 1980, listed on pg. 43.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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

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