Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Le Lézard aux plumes d'or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971
Reference: M 828
Medium: Color Lithograph
Image Size: 39 1/4 in x 14 in (99.7 cm x 35.6 cm)
Sheet Size: 39 1/4 in x 14 in (99.7 cm x 35.6 cm)
Framed Size: 53 3/16 x 28 in (135.1 cm x 71.1 cm)
Edition: This work is numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left in black crayon in the lower left.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in black crayon in the lower right.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4991

Extensive and captivating, Miró’s poetic style is displayed through gestural illustrations and graphic storytelling that sprawl across this intricate composition. This fantastical work was created to accompany a poem penned by the artist himself. Employing his inventive ingenious, Miró’s reptile transforms into a whimsical creature adorned with colorful decoration.  Rhythmic patterns travel through a background of ephemerality, invoking a playful sense of narrative. A lyrical journey through the artist’s unending imagination, Le Lézard aux plumes d’or is magnificent work filled with mythological and surreal wonder.

Created in 1971, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in black crayon in the lower right numbered from the edition of 100 in black crayon in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

This work is fully documented and referenced in the catalogue raisonnès below (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of this work).

1. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. IV 1969-1972. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 828.

2. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 148.

3. A Masterworks Fine Art, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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