Joan Miró, Festa Major, 1978

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Festa Major, 1978
Reference:Maeght 1154
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches paper
Image Size:34 5/8 in x 22 7/8 in (88 cm x 58 cm)
Sheet Size:39 1/4 in x 28 5/8 in (99.5 cm x 72.6 cm)
Framed Size:43 1/8 in x 32 in (109.5 cm x 81.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75; aside from edition of 25 copies on Vélin d’Arches signed.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6858

Historical Description

Joan Miró Festa Major, 1978 is a beautiful example of Miró’s artistic genius with color and shape. Miró uses both thick and thin black lines that crisscross each other to create organic and geometric shapes, forming an energetic figure in the center of the work. Miró fills the work with blocks of brightly saturated red, yellow, blue and green, all colors he frequently used throughout his career. In this lithograph, it is easy to see Miró’s skill in creating a balanced composition. The placement of the blocks and pops of color draw the viewer’s eye around the work, with equal distribution of red, the most eye-catching color, throughout. Miró was an experimentalist throughout his artistic career, and wove in and out of artistic movements, like magical realism and Surrealism, as he saw fit. He created his own pictorial language, the simple shapes, lines, and colors that Miró still is known for today. This work shows the viewer all of Miró’s creative strengths in an incredibly captivating and colorful composition.

Created in 1978, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró in pencil in the lower right image and numbered from the edition of 75, aside from edition of 25 numbered ‘H.C.’

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Festa Major, 1978 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. Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Volume VI 1976-1981. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1977. Illustrated on page 81 as no.1154.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Joan Miró Festa Major, 1978 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Festa Major, 1978 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.