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Joan Miró, Le lezard aux plumes d'or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1967

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le lezard aux plumes d'or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1967
Reference:M.515
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:13 1/4 in x 19 in (33.6 cm x 48.3 cm)
Sheet:16 in x 22 in (40.6 cm x 55.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 27 in x 33 in (68.6 cm x 83.8 cm)
Edition:Annotated H. C. (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 30 on parchment paper and the numbered edition of 50 on Japon paper. Printed by the Atelier Mourlot, Paris
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5346

Historical Description

Poetry and art intertwine in this color lithograph which accompanies a poem penned by the artist himself. Miró has said “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” Indeed, this work could be read like a poem, each stroke a new line and each color a new rhythm. Looking at this work closer, the central figure can be likened to a mythical, bug-eyed creature. It looks directly at the audience, tempting us to step closer in order to decipher its narrative. The creature is decorated with colorful dots and grids, all of which are characteristic of Miro’s artistic language. In all, Le Lézard aux plumes d’or exemplifies the beauty of surrealist story telling.

Created in 1967, this color lithograph is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is Inscribed H.C. “hors de commerce” in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 18 and printed by the Atelier Mourlot, Paris.

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. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. III 1964-1969. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 515.

2. 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.

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