Joan Miró, Le Marteau Sans Maître (The Hammer without a Master), Pl.6 1976

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Le Marteau Sans Maître (The Hammer without a Master), Pl.6 1976
Reference: Dupin 949
Medium: Color Etching and Aquatint on Japon Paper
Image Size: 11 in x 8 15/16 in (28 x 22.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 17 3/8 in x 13 in (44.1 cm x 33 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 28 in x 23 in (71.1 cm x 58.4 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 50 in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin
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.
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ID # w-5372

A selection from the publication that accompanies this image reads, “Man the imitated illusion, pure eyes in the woods, are searching in tears for a habitable head.” In this abstract character one can see Miró’s interpretation of Char’s surrealist vision. Depicting an image made of red, blue and green with a variety of textural qualities, this work conveys a sense of movement and liveliness. The juxtaposition of vertical and horizontal lines set against a textured background creates a charismatic work that leads the viewer's eye from the center of the composition outwards, always engaging.

Created in 1976, this color etching and aquatint on Japon paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin.

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 Volume IV1976-1983. France: Galerie Lelong, 2001. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.949

2. 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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