|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Le Chasseur de Pieuvres (The Octopus Hunter), 1969|
|Medium:||Color etching, aquatint and carborundum on Arches wove paper|
|Image Size:||41 in x 26 1/4 in (104.1 cm x 66.7 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||41 in x 26 1/4 in (104.1 cm x 66.7 cm)|
|Framed Size:||50 in x 34 1/2 in (127 cm x 87.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Inscribed H.C. (Hors d’Commerce or artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
Joan Miró Le Chasseur de Pieuvres (The Octopus Hunter), 1969 is a colorful and imaginative delight to behold. Front and center is the octopus created in bold, black shapes. Four tentacles spiral out to every side of the sheet, drawing the eye of the view into the center where a red dot punctuates the body of the octopus. A small figure floats by the head of the octopus with a small spear in hand. The hunter is rendered in thin black lines with two small black triangles making up the body. But the octopus is the true star of this composition, dramatically spreading out to all corners and emoting feeling with the twist of its tentacles. Miró has complemented his figures with bright bursts of color that explode out of the white paper and shower down over the whole image.
Created in 1969, this color etching, aquatint and carborundum on Arches wove paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and marked H.C. (Hors d’Commerce or artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 75; published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró The Octopus Hunter (Le Chasseur de Pieruvres), 1969 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, James. Miró Engraver: Volume II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 490.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Octopus Hunter (Le Chasseur de Pieruvres), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.