Joan Miró, La Danse du Feu (The Fire Dance), 1963
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||La Danse du Feu (The Fire Dance), 1963|
|Medium:||Original Color Lithograph|
|Image:||25 1/4 in x 18 3/4 in (64.1 cm x 47.6 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 1/4 in x 18 3/4 in (64.1 cm x 47.6 cm)|
|Framed:||40 in x 32 3/4 in (101.6 cm x 83.2 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 90 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.|
Miró's ability to convey varied textures within the lithographic medium shines through in this lively and vibrant print. Central to the image, a bold black 'M' anchors the composition, perhaps representing Miró's own initial. These black lines rise and fall in a manner reminiscent of fire while, in the background, bright red splatters mimic the feel of flames, jumping out towards us. The title Fire Dance is extremely fitting; we feel as though we are witnessing the dancing flames of a fire, creating a sense of animation and energy within this masterful work.
Created in 1963, this work is numbered from the edition of 90 in pencil in the lower left and hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. This work was published and printed by Maeght.
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 Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, vol. II, Maeght Editeur: Paris, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 341 on pg. 216. Further discussed on pg. 214.
2. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 83 on pg. 228-9.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.