Joan Miró, Pl. 13 from Lithograph II, 1975

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Pl. 13 from Lithograph II, 1975
Reference:M. 1048
Medium:Original Color Lithograph on Vélin de Rives
Image:12 in x 9 2/5 in (30.5 cm x 24 cm)
Sheet:12 in x 9 2/5 in (30.5 cm x 24 cm)
Framed:27 1/2 in x 24 1/4 in (69.9 cm x 61.6 cm)
Edition:Annotated 'H.C.' (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin; proof aside from the numbered edition of 150.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-3934


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Historical Description

A geometric composition animated by bold blocks of color fills the sheet in this characteristic lithograph by Miró. In areas, red and green have been laid down over the crayon texture of the black; the play of grainy black against translucent and opaque color gives the piece depth. Viewers will appreciate the understated complexity of this print. What would otherwise be an abstract composition is animated by one glowing red eye. Suddenly, a twisted and folded animals peers out from the image, altering the viewing experience entirely.

Created in 1975, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Annotated 'H.C.' (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin, it was created aside from the signed and numbered deluxe edition of 150 on Vélin de Rives.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This color lithograph is fully documented and referenced in the catalogue raisonnès below (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of this work).

1. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. V 1972-1975. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Edition details listed on p. 145, print illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1048 on p.159.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a contemporary gold moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas. The sleek, simple design of the frame complements the bold forms within the piece.