Joan Miró, Le Grand Ordonnateur (The Big Organizer), 1969
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Le Grand Ordonnateur (The Big Organizer), 1969|
|Medium:||Color etching with aquatint and carborundum|
|Image:||39 in x 23 3/8 in (99 cm x 59.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||41 5/8 in x 26 3/4 in (105.7 cm x 68 cm)|
|Framed:||50 in x 34 1/2 in (127 cm x 87.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left corner; published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed by Morsang, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right corner.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Full of Miró’s signature color and abstraction, Joan Miró Le Grand Ordonnateur (The Big Organizer), 1969 fills any room with playful and spontaneous energy. The thick black lines look solid, but upon closer inspection are more complicated – they hold the pocked texture of the carborundum, adding a delightful textural element to the work. The watercolor feel of the aquatint provides a soothing contrast to the solid colors. Central is a small face, composed of two eyes and a line connecting them which appears as a nose. The playful face creates a personality for the whole figure, which suddenly appears as more figural than abstract. All the elements come together to create an eye-catching and dynamic work of art.
Created in 1969, this color etching with aquatint and carborundum is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right corner and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left corner; published by Maeght éditeur, Paris; printed by Morsang, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró The Big Organizer (Le Grand Ordonnateur), 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, Jacques. Miró engraver: volume II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 503.
2. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Miró – l’œuvre graphique, Paris, 1974. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 147.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Big Organizer (Le Grand Ordonnateur), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.