Joan Miró, Maja Negra, 1973
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Maja Negra, 1973|
|Medium:||Color Etching, Aquatint, and Carborundum|
|Image:||54 1/4 in x 23 1/4 in (138 cm x 60.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||54 1/4 in x 23 1/4 in (138 cm x 60.5 cm)|
|Framed:||69 1/2 in x 38 1/2 in (176.5 cm x 97.8 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist proof annotated ‘HC’ (Hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 50.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This piece is in excellent condition.|
USD $35,000 GBP £26,250
A mysterious black figure looms forth from the center of this monumental horizontal composition. Aptly entitled Joan Miro Maja Negra, this work relays a sense of the otherworldly. Curved black forms appear as arms, further relaying the impression that this enigmatic figure is reaching out towards us, drawing us in to its world of black magic. Simple white lines denote a cryptic face, as a blue crescent moon and softly splattered lines define the background. While bold black coloration dominates the center of the composition, Miró utilizes his trademark splashes of primary colors to lighten the mood of this mystical piece, contributing an almost playful element to this work. Miró enhances the textural effects of this print with the use of carborundum, adding a subtle element of relief that further complements his fanciful imagery.
Created in 1973, this Color Etching, Aquatint, and Carborundum is hand signed in pencil by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right. An artist proof annotated ‘HC’ (Hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 50. This work was published by Maeght éditeur, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris.
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. Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961-1973, New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 577.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.