Joan Miró, Je travaille comme un jardinier (I work like a gardener), 1963

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Je travaille comme un jardinier (I work like a gardener), 1963
Reference:M.353
Medium:Color lithograph on Rives BFK paper
Image:16 in x 12 7/8 in (40.6 cm x 32.7 cm)
Sheet:16 in x 12 7/8 in (40.6 cm x 32.7 cm)
Framed:approx. 27 in x 23 7/8 in (68.6 cm x 60.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 40 in pencil in the lower left corner; published by XXe Siecle, Paris; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right corner.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5848
Price on Request

Historical Description

Joan Miró Je travaille comme un jardinier (I work like a gardener), 1963 is a playful lithograph full of interesting used of color and line. Miró often uses blotches of color across his works to introduce complexity and liveliness. Here, Miró has created colors that look wet – upon looking closely at the brilliant yellow, red, blue, green, and other warm tones, lighter colors radiate out from the central splotch as if paint dropped in water. The bold black lines that make up the border are punctuated by similarly wet black dots. This brings great texture to the lithograph and adds a swift life to it – frozen in time just as it was right after Miró added the colors in 1963.

Created in 1963, this color lithograph on Rives BFK paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right corner numbered from the edition of 40 in pencil in the lower left corner; published by XXe Siecle, Paris in the same-titled portfolio; printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró I Work Like a Gardener (Je travaille comme un jardinier), 1963 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 85 on pg. 232-3.

2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, Volume II 1953-1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 353 on pg. 223-225.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró I Work Like a Gardener (Je travaille comme un jardinier), 1963 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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