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Joan Miró, Ja ajudeu la cultura catalana, 1974

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Ja ajudeu la cultura catalana, 1974
Reference:M. 958
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:28 1/2 in x 21 3/8 in (72.4 cm x 54.3 cm)
Sheet:28 1/2 in x 21 3/8 in (72.4 cm x 54.3 cm)
Framed:43 3/4 in x 36 1/2 in (111.1 cm x 92.7 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left.
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-5134
$14,000 $8,000

Historical Description

Miró actively engages the viewer in this politically charged work, encouraging him or her to constantly find new form and meaning within the composition. The black figure at the center appears as a thick, all encompassing mass with colorful contents trapped within and surrounding it. Miró sets this figure against a white background, placing the importance on the words written below: Ja ajudeu la cultura catalana (Help Catalan Culture).

Created in 1974, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 75, this work was created for use by Òmnium Cultural in junction for the Catalan Culture promotion in Barcelona.

Provenance:
Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri

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. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographe Vol. Lithographs vol. V 1972 - 1975. Maeght Editer: Paris, 1992. Illustrated and listed as cat. no

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.

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