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Joan Miró, Atmosfera, 1959

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Atmosfera, 1959
Reference:Maeght 258; Cramer 52
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:9 in x 10 3/4 in (22.9 cm x 27.3 cm)
Sheet:9 in x 10 3/4 in (22.9 cm x 27.3 cm)
Framed:13 1/4 in x 16 1/4 in (33.7 cm x 41.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 160.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma De Maiorca, 1983) in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6585
$15,000 $9,000

Historical Description

Featuring the organic line work and flowing forms that characterize the artist’s signature style, Joan Miró Atmosfera, 1959 possesses an unusually expansive color palette for the artist. Patches of soft orange, lime green, and rusty red swirl around the central swath of pastel blue, intermingling with a network of black and white lines and dollops. A grayish-tan loop contains this collection of colors and surrounds the pastel blue patch in the middle. Swirls of white play within a capsule-like black form in the lower right corner of the composition, while a solid black circular form with long protrusions sticking out of it at regular intervals lies in the upper left corner. Such layering of color creates a sense of depth in a composition devoid of perspective. The title Atmosfera, 1959 encourages a connection between the cosmos and the composition of the work with its overlapping colors and forms, which visually evoke the dynamic movement of outer space. 

Created in 1959, Joan Miró Atmosfera, 1959 is a color lithograph. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma De Maiorca, 1983) in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 160.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Atmosfera, 1959 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 sale of the work).

 1. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 52.
2. Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Vol. II. New York: Léon Amiel Publisher, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 258.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Atmosfera, 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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