Joan Miró, Catalogue of the Exhibition "Cartones," 1965

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Catalogue of the Exhibition "Cartones," 1965
Reference:M. 453
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:16 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in (41.9 cm x 29.2 cm)
Sheet:27 13/16 in x 21 5/8 in (70.7 cm x 54.9 cm)
Framed:40 1/2 in x 34 1/16 in (102.9 cm x 86.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 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.
ID #w-5238

Historical Description

Channeling pointillism, Miró creates a fun image comprised of colorful dots and shapes. Varying from his primary color palette, Miró intersperses purple and sienna hues amidst bright greens, blues, reds, and yellows. His trademark black lines are absent, allowing for the use of muted grays to fade behind the bright colors. Upon closer observation, we realize that these shapes are also comprised of closely applied dots. With its joyful color palette and whimsical imagery, Catalogue of the Exhibition "Cartones" gives off a positive, fun energy, that is sure to fill the space in which it is displayed.

Created in 1965, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left. This work if one of three lithographs from the Catalogue of the Exhibition "Cartones," published by Pierre Matisse and printed by Mourlot.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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: The Illustrated Books Catalogue Raisonne. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated on pg. 268-269.
  2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. III 1964-1969. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Illustrated and discussed as catalogue raisonné no. 453.
  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.

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