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Joan Miró, Le Serrasin à L’étoile Bleue (Buckwheat with Blue Star), 1973

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Serrasin à L’étoile Bleue (Buckwheat with Blue Star), 1973
Reference:D. 578
Medium:Etching, aquatint, and carborundum.
Image:54 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in (138.5 cm x 60.5 cm)
Sheet:54 1/2 in x 23 1/4 in (138.5 cm x 60.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in white crayon in the lower left. Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris. Printed by Morsang, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1983 – Palma, 1983) in white crayon in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6578
USD $65,000 GBP £48,750

Historical Description

Joan Miró Le Serraxsin à L’étoile Bleue (Buckwheat with Blue Star), 1973 is an impressive monolithic composition dominated by a black vertical form, rising out of the bottom and swooping towards the heavens. The dome-shaped top is adorned with two piercing ovals, resembling the whites of dilated eyes, as if a mysterious creature is staring out at us from the night.  At the top right floats a sharp-point elongated star, joined by Miró’s signature single red dot. To their left is a bouquet of energetic scribbles, glowing in a gradient of yellow and red. The colors of the bouquet are echoed below, first in a single bright mark of yellow then in a long flowing strip of red running through the core of the ruling black form. The piece is enchanting in its enigmatic and playful symbols and colors. The stretched out compositional space endows the work with the spiritual beauty of Japanese scrolls, while Miro’s unique mark marking gives it a tribal boldness. Enthralling the viewer with a dynamic and mysterious magnetism, this gorgeous creation is a visual pleasure to behold.

 

Created in 1973, this etching, aquatint, and carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1983 – Palma, 1983) in white crayon in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in white crayon in the lower left. Published by Maeght éditeur, Paris. Printed by Morsang, Paris.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

1.  Dupin, James. Miró Engraver: Volume II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 578.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Le Serrasin à L’étoile Bleue (Buckwheat with Blue Star), 1973 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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