Joan Miró, L'Oiseau-fusée vise la fourche glissant en cascade vers le point noir (The Rocket-Bird Aims for the Fork Cascading Down Toward the Black Point), 1952
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||L'Oiseau-fusée vise la fourche glissant en cascade vers le point noir (The Rocket-Bird Aims for the Fork Cascading Down Toward the Black Point), 1952|
|Medium:||Color Etching and Aquatint with Hand-Applied Paint (Pochoir)|
|Image:||17 3/4 in x 13 5/8 in (45.2 cm x 34.6 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 in x 19 3/4 in (60.96 cm x 50.17 cm)|
|Framed:||30 ¼ in x 33 ¼ in (76.8 cm x 84.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered 26/200 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, a fine, bold impression with brilliant colors.|
Hailed as one of the foremost important surrealists of the 20th century, Joan Miró's work has been interpreted as having a 2-dimensional quality that projects a childlike air, while exhibiting an inherent Spanish and Catalonian pride. Nowhere can this interpretation be seen more clearly than in this original color etching and aquatint with hand-applied paint.
This work features the "rocket bird" in the lower left, poised as if ready for takeoff against a starry sky. Contrasting hues of bronzes and browns are complimented by red, green, blue, and black accents which are both bold in color and rich in depth. Miró challenges us to delve deep into our imagination and perhaps even into our subconscious as he transforms this piece into a beautiful, surrealist work slowly revealed and developed to its audience.
Created in 1952, this color etching and aquatint with hand-applied paint (pochoir) is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 200 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 & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud. Joan Miró - Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings, Vol. III: 1942-1955, Paris, 2001. The original painting is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 898 on pg. 182.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.