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Joan Miró, Homenatge à Joan Prats (Homage to Joan Prats), 1975

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Homenatge à Joan Prats (Homage to Joan Prats), 1975
Reference:Mourlot 1033, Cramer 208
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:29 4/5 in x 22 in (75.5 cm x 55.5 cm)
Sheet:29 4/5 in x 22 in (75.5 cm x 55.5 cm)
Framed:44 1/4 in x 36 1/4 in (112.4 cm x 92.1 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left; aside from the 15 H.C. copies and 10 P.A. copies.
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 with bold blacks and vivid colors.
ID #w-4310

Historical Description

Joan Prats was a close friend to Miró who, as a great lover of the avant-garde, became an expert on his art. This color lithograph can be linked to previous works by the artist, such as a 1934 collage-drawing decorated with a number of hats in reference to Prats' millinery shop in Barcelona (Collection of Fundació Miró, Barcelona). Exuberant and expressive, this work pays fitting homage to a great supporter and friend - Prats played an important role in the Fundació Miró, donating his personal collection for public viewing. Collectors will appreciate the personal and artistic value of Homenatge à Joan Prats (Homage to Joan Prats), noting the play of bold and delicate texture and the drips and splatters of ink.

Created in 1975, this original color lithograph belongs to a series of 11 prints created by various artists for a book of the same title. Such artists as Calder, Chillida and Tàpies contributed works to the complete portfolio, which comprised a black cloth spine and red cloth ties. Printed by La Polígrafa, this work was published by Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona alongside a second, similar lithograph by the artist. Numbered from the edition of 100, this work was created aside from the 15 H.C. (hors commerce)and 10 P.A. copies. 450 copies of the book were also printed: 100 copies on Guarro containing the suite of 11 lithographs and numbered 1 to 100; 350 copies numbered 101 to 450.

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 invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: Lithographs, Vol. V 1972-1975. Paris: Maeght Editeur. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 1033 on p. 142.

2. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: catalogue raisonné. Preface by Rosa Maria Malet. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 208 on pp. 514-15.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this piece is displayed in a complimentary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

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