Joan Miró, L'Invitée du Dimanche I (Sunday Guest I), 1969
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||L'Invitée du Dimanche I (Sunday Guest I), 1969|
|Medium:||Etching and aquatint in colors on Arches paper|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin. Printed and published by Maeght, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
Joan Miró L'Invitée du Dimanche I (Sunday Guest I), 1969 ignites the imagination with a plethora of calligraphic lines that sporadically move and swirl about the composition. Stretching across the page, varying line weights create illusions and indications of dream-like figures, hollow forms filled with colored tones of red, yellow, green, and blue. Small circles are added in either black or in color, representing a recurring motif in Miro’s works, eyes. Playful figures glance out towards the viewers, frozen in the abstraction yet bring a brevity that is needed in an otherwise cleverly chaotic work. Usual markings of stars and colored dots are intentionally slipped into the negative spaces between connected figures, allowing the viewers gaze to get lost and create connections throughout the composition.
“Miro’s approach to making prints was playfully improvisational,” explains Murray Macaulay, head of Prints at Christie’s London. “He would cut up proofs and rearrange the elements, collating the pieces together in new patterns, adding daubs of colour in crayon, or glyph-like marks in India ink, and writing extensive instructions to his printer. It was a process of finding the image through experiment, embracing accident, but also controlled and methodical.” Miro uses color and form symbolically, developing an interesting composition and a wandering linear style that combines uniquely with abstract elements to create works that make you pause to explore each detail.
Created in 1969, this etching and aquatint on Arches paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the bottom left margin. Printed and published by Maeght, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró L'Invitée du Dimanche I (Sunday Guest I), 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 final sale of the work):
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Joan Miró L'Invitée du Dimanche I (Sunday Guest I), 1969 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.