Joan Miró, Centennaire pour l'Imprimerie Mourlot (Centenary of the Imprimerie Mourlot), 1953

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Centennaire pour l'Imprimerie Mourlot (Centenary of the Imprimerie Mourlot), 1953
Reference:Maeght 190
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper
Image Size:25 5/8 in x 19 5/8 in (65.1 cm x 49.8 cm)
Sheet Size:26 in x 19 7/8 in (66.1 cm x 50.6 cm)
Edition:Inscribed EA (épreuve d'artiste), artist proof, aside from the numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil. Published by Mourlot, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in ink.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7776

Historical Description

Radiating playfulness and enchantment, this work encourages the viewer to explore the depths of their imagination. Miró's figures come to life, as curved lines, patches of brilliant color, and topsy-turvy forms dance throughout the composition. Miró balances shape and form to create a surreal environment in which space and time become distorted; the viewer cannot clearly discern day from night, for the frolicking figures are placed against a beautifully textured background that reveals no identifiable location or time. The figures and forms are captured in their old world, a world of carefree fantasy and fun.

Created in 1953, this color lithograph on Arches wove paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (1893-1983) in ink. Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil and published by Mourlot, Paris.

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. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miró Lithographe Vol. II. The poster edition is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 190 on pg. 41.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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