Joan Miró, Hommage à Rimbaud (Homage to Rimbaud), 1962
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Hommage à Rimbaud (Homage to Rimbaud), 1962|
|Image:||14 in x 10 1/4 in (35.6 cm x 26 cm)|
|Sheet:||19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in (48.9 cm x 36.2 cm)|
|Framed:||28 5/16 in x 24 3/4 in (72 cm x 62.8 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is annotated 'Epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left; an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 97 and the edition of 7 lettered A-G.|
|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.|
Comprised of jubilant spring colors, this enchanting work 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 is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Annotated 'Epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left, this work is an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 97 and the edition of 7 lettered A-G. 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:
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, listed as catalogue no. 336 on pg. 210.
2. Cramer, Patrick, Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, 1989, listed as cat no 79 on pg. 218-219.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats.