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Joan Miró, Les coquillages (The Seashells), 1969

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Les coquillages (The Seashells), 1969
Reference:M 641
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:41 in x 30 in (104.1 cm x 76.2 cm)
Sheet:44 1/4 x 30 1/4 (112.4 cm x 76.8 cm)
Framed:60 1/2 in x 46 in (153.7 cm x 116.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Arte Adrien Maeght imprimeur.
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-5401

Historical Description

Miro’s signature youthful fury imbues Les coquillages  (The Seashells), 1969, as painterly gestures of black sweep across this expansive creation. From the artist’s abounding imagination yields two expressive beings characterized with vitality and movement. Textural contrast provides interest and intrigue, through the usage of photographic imagery of seashells, collaged and transformed into the grey heads of these mysterious creatures. Composed in calligraphic lines that dance with bliss and ease, splashes of vibrant color further enliven the exuberant tone. Enjoyable for all its humor and striking composition, this work indulges the viewer with playful details.

Created in 1969, this color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Arte Adrien Maeght imprimeur, Paris, this work is numbered edition of 75 in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miro The Seashells (Les Coquillages), 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. Maeght Editeur, Joan Miro Lithographe, Volume IV 1969-1972. Galerie Maeght: Paris, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 641.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miro The Seashells (Les Coquillages), 1969, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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