Joan Miró, Le Dandy, 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Dandy, 1969
Reference:Dupin 492
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum on wove paper
Image Size:17 1/8 in x 16 1/8 in (43.5 cm x 41.0 cm)
Sheet Size:29 in x 23 1/8 in (73.7 cm x 58.7 cm)
Framed Size:37 in x 35 in (94 cm x 88.9 cm)
Edition:An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) 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.
ID #w-5280

Historical Description

Appearances are everything in this composition as Miró gives us a beautifully textured black figure surrounded by bright colors. Pinks, blues, and oranges float around the figure, softening its harsh features and better enabling it to blend in with the environment. A fascinating representation of the title, this dandy figure, certainly makes the viewer wonder what more there is to discover. Created in 1969, this color etching and aquatint with carborundum on wove paper is published by Maeght, Paris. Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is annotated HC, an artist’s proof, aside from the numbered edition of 75.

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. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 492.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.