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Joan Miró, La Traca I (Fireworks I), 1979

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: La Traca I (Fireworks I), 1979
Reference: Dupin 1114
Series: La Traca (The Fireworks)
Medium: Color Etching and Aquatint
Image Size: 29 7/8 in x 22 in (76 cm x 56 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 7/8 in x 22 in (76 cm x 56 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 37 7/8 in x 30 in (96.2 cm x 76.2 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower left. There were also 15 not for sale copies signed and numbered I/XV to XV/XV.  Published by Maeght, Barcelona and printed by Joan Marbarà, Barcelona.
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-6296
Joan Miró La Traca I (Fireworks I), 1979 is a mesmerizing artwork that encapsulates the controlled chaos of a pyrotechnic display. Featuring a richly textured background of atmospheric smokey grey, Miro welcomes tonal variation in this surreal environment. This distinctive texture is made possible through Miro's masterful and experimental use of aquatint, a technique of etching that is used to create large tonal areas instead of lines. Aquatint is traditionally used to create even tone, but Miró who was fascinated by the etching process, has found a way to create a surface full of subtle changes in value. White lines weave with spontaneity and flow through the haze of grey, revealing tunnels for bursts of vibrant color. Irregular geometric shapes align in these pathways, alternating in color from red, green, blue, with single form of yellow disrupting the rhythmic order. Presenting the explosive energy of a fireworks spectacle, La Traca I (Fireworks I), 1979 parallels Miro's artistic process, spirit, and style.

Created in 1979, 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 30 in pencil in the lower left. There were also 15 not for sale copies signed and numbered I/XV to XV/XV.  Published by Maeght, Barcelona and printed by Joan Marbarà, Barcelona.

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. IV 1976 – 1983. Galerie Lelong: 2001. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1114.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding.

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