Joan Miró, Village D'Oiseaux, (Village of the Birds), 1969
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Village D'Oiseaux, (Village of the Birds), 1969|
|Medium:||Color Etching and Carborundum|
|Image:||36 1/2 in x 25 in (92.7 cm x 63.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||41 5/8 in x 29 1/2 in (105.7 cm x 75 cm)|
|Framed:||55 1/2 in x 43 in (141 cm x 109.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Annotated 'E.A.' (Epreuve d'artiste), an artist proof aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|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.|
Animals short and tall, long and thin, four legged and winged, are all represented in this spirited composition. With a primary color palette of red, yellow, blue and green, their bodies are blocked in and cradled between contrasting thick and thin black lines. When combined with the whimsical symbols surrounding them, the composition exudes a playful message despite its rather abstract form. This is the beauty of Miró's work, because in his unique world, all life seems caught in a moment of pleasure which demonstrates his ability to transport us somewhere else.
Created in 1969, this color etching and carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Printed in Paris by Arte Adrien Maeght, and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris, this piece is annotated 'E.A.' (Epreuve d'artiste), an artist proof aside from the numbered edition of 75.
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,Volume II. 1961-1973 New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 526 on pg. 172.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.