Joan Miró, Le Roi David (King David), 1972

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Roi David (King David), 1972
Reference:Dupin 555
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with an Arches France watermark
Image:27 in x 21 1/8 in (68.6 cm x 53.7 cm)
Sheet:36 in x 24 7/8 in (91.4 cm x 63.2 cm)
Framed:44 1/2 in x 36 3/4 in (113 cm x 93.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.
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.
ID #W-5622
USD $18,000 GBP £13,500

Historical Description

Joan Miró Le Roi David (King David), 1972 exemplifies Miró’s ability to convey beautiful imagery from simplicity. Depicting bold and colorful image in hues of blue, black and red, this work immediately captures the viewer’s attention. Intensely executed with painterly strokes of color, the abstract quality of the image leaves the subject up to the viewer's imagination. A bold dark black figure occupies the central area in this work, with an interior of deep red and blue washes. Splatters of grey in the upper right and lower left add texture and tone, which contrasts with the remaining imagery of the piece-giving the work a sense of controlled chaos.

The simplicity in this image is intentional. Miró explains “My figures underwent the same simplification as my colors. Simplified as they are, they are more human and more alive than they would be if represented in all their detail. Represented in detail, they would lose their imaginary quality, which enhances everything." Imagination plays an active role in all of the artist's works and this color etching is no exception.

Created in 1972, this color etching and aquatint with an Arches France watermark is hand-signed by Joan Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró King David (Le Roi David), 1972 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 Vol. II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 555.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró King David (Le Roi David), 1972 is presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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