Joan Miró, L'Ogre Enjoue (The Playful Ogre), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:L'Ogre Enjoue (The Playful Ogre), 1969
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum on Arches paper
Image Size:41 3/4 in x 28 3/4 in (106.1 cm x 73 cm)
Sheet Size:53 3/8 in x 37 in (135.6 cm x 94 cm)
Framed Size:59 3/8 in x 45 7/8 in (150.8 cm x 116.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left margin; published by Maeght, 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-5319

Historical Description

Vibrant hues of red, green, yellow and blue intersect against bold black curves. This lively and commanding artwork is appropriately named since L’Ogre Enjoué translates to “The Playful Ogre”. Looking closer, the viewer can imagine the two black circles on each side as the ogre’s eyes, staring playfully back at its audience. In addition, jumbled black curves encircle the eyes to form the ogre’s endearingly misshapen head. Bringing abstract forms to life is Miró’s specialty. He prized artistic freedom above all and uses this philosophy to disrupt visual elements of traditional painting. This beastly portrait derived from the varied combination of lines and colors reminds viewers why Miró was an important influence to American Abstract Expressionists.

Created in 1969, this color etching and aquatint with carborundum on Arches paper was published by Maeght, Paris. Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Miro The Playful Ogre (L’Ogre Enjoue), 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).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. II 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 511.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Miro The Playful Ogre (L’Ogre Enjoue), 1969, is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.