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Joan Miró, Hommage à Rimbaud (Homage to Rimbaud), 1962

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Hommage à Rimbaud (Homage to Rimbaud), 1962
Reference:M. 336
Medium:Color Lithograph on Color Moulin Richard de Bas Paper
Image:11 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in (28.9 cm x 21.9 cm)
Sheet:18 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in (47.6 cm x 37.5 cm)
Framed:Approx. 31 1/4 in x 26 1/4 in (79.4 cm x 66.7 cm)
Edition:A rare proof, one of only a few impressions that exist on Moulin Richard de Bas color paper, originally reserved for the collaborators; this work is aside from the numbered edition of 97 on Rives vellum and the edition of 7 lettered A-G on Japanese paper.
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-5175

Historical Description

Comprised of jubilant spring colors, Miro Hommage à Rimbaud(Homage to Rimbaud), 1962, pays tribute to famed poet Arthur Rimbaud.  Bright patches of red, green, yellow, blue, and purple-pink overlap and intermingle, relaying the impression that we have just walked into a lush, sunny field.  The composition remains balanced amidst the somewhat free-flowing forms, while thin black lines dance throughout.  Rimbaud was renowned for his inventive use of form and language, and his works greatly influenced the Surrealist movement. As such, Miró was a great admirer of his work.  This exquisite piece perfectly encapsulates Rimbaud’s free-spiritedness and tendency towards wanderlust, as colorful forms and black lines roam throughout the composition, guiding our gaze.

 

Created in 1962, this color lithograph on Moulin Richard de Base color paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. A rare proof, one of only a few impressions that exist on Moulin Richard de Bas color paper, originally reserved for the collaborators, this work is aside from the numbered edition of 97 on Rives vellum and the edition of 7 lettered A-G on Japanese paper. Printed by Mourlot, Paris, this lithograph was created for the portfolio Arthur Rimbaud Seen by Contemporary Painters, which contains 9 original prints by Arp, Braque, Cocteau, Ernst, Giacometti, Valentine Hugo, Picasso, Villon, and Miró.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Miro Homage to Rimbaud (Hommage à Rimbaud), 1962, 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 Lithographs vol. II, New York: Léon Amiel Publisher Inc, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 336.

2. Cramer, Patrick, Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Geneva: Patrick Cramer Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 79.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

About the Framing:

Miro Homage to Rimbaud (Hommage à Rimbaud), 1962, is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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