Joan Miró, Astrology III, 1953

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Astrology III, 1953
Reference:M. 195
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image Size:14 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in (36.8 cm x 26.7 cm)
Sheet Size:15 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in (40 cm x 28.9 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 32 in x 28 3/8 in (81.3 cm x 72.1 cm)
Edition:Numbered 13/100 in pencil in the lower left.
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, very bright and fresh.
ID #w-3924

Historical Description

This is a wonderful and brightly colored piece exhibiting Miró's early printing technique. Boldly executed, the balance of solid shapes and meandering details creates a buzzing of activity within the piece. The stunning, bright yellow of the background combined with the delicate inking of the black figures creates a lively work that instantly captures the viewer's eye. The abstract nature of this piece leaves the identity of the figures up to the viewer's own imagination, yet the title Astrology III brings to mind cosmic forms, such as a star in the upper right and a crescent moon resting below, placed against a shining yellow that perhaps implies the burning illumination of the sun. This wonderful piece is a visually engaging example of Miró's playful use of abstracted imagery.

This is a very early work, dating from 1953. Published by Maeght, Paris, this work is numbered 13/100 in pencil the lower left and is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right hand side of the work.

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. Eaux-fortes et Lithographies Originales - Estampes à Tirage Limité et Justifié. Maeght Editeur. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 480 on pg. 7.

2. Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. II, 1977. Listed as catalogue raisonné Mourlot 195 on pg. 47.

3. 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 silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.