Joan Miró, La Dame aux damiers (Lady with Checkers), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:La Dame aux damiers (Lady with Checkers), 1969
Reference:M. 612
Medium:Color Lithograph on Red and White Checked Cloth Pasted against Mandeure Chiffon
Image:27 in x 18 in (68.6 cm x 45.7 cm)
Sheet:33 7/16 in x 23 5/8 in (84.9 cm x 60 cm)
Framed:46 1/2 x 36 3/4 in (118.1 cm x 93.3 cm)
Edition:Annotated 'E.A.' (Epreuve d'artiste or artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left, it exists aside from the numbered edition of 75.
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-3795
USD $9,500 GBP £7,125

Historical Description

In all art there is an inherent poetry, and Miró's poetry comes in the use of his personal lexicons spread throughout his works. Centered boldly in the composition, the abstract 'Lady' does bear comparison to an ideogram: a written character symbolizing the idea of a thing with no indication of the sounds used to say it. The 'Lady's' strong presence derives not from a representational rendering of her features but from Miró's understanding of and respect for the drawn line.

Created in 1969, this color lithograph is printed on red and white checked cloth pasted against Mandeure chiffon. Annotated 'E.A.' (Epreuve d'artiste or artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left, it exists aside from the numbered edition of 75. It is hand-signed in the lower right by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983). The edition was printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris, and published by Maeght, 1969.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Lady with Checkers (La dame aux damiers), 1969 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. Miró Lithographs. Preface by Joan Teixidor. Paris: Maeght Publisher, 1977. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 612 on p. 196.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Joan Miró Lady with Checkers (La dame aux damiers), 1969 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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