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Joan Miró, Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968
Medium:Color Lithograph with Hand Applied Water Color
Image:15 in x 12 3/8 in (39 cm x 31 cm)
Sheet:19 1/2 in x 14 1/8 in (49.5 cm x 35.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 26 in x 33 in (66.04 cm x 83.82 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona and printed by Mourlot.
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-5551
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Historical Description

Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 combines poetic lyricism with artistic interpretation. Based on the written work of Juan Perucho and 8 ancient Catalonian texts, the lithograph plays with character and story-telling. In the center is a curious figure, its big eyes and limbs extending in all directions. The figure is decorated with dots and the star shape typically seen in Miró’s artworks. Surrounding this whimsical character is a bold, red circle. The circle was hand-painted by Miró using watercolor. The artist’s hand is clearly displayed, increasing the value of this work. These personal touches allow the viewer to experience a closer connection to the artist.

Created in 1968, this color lithograph with hand-applied water color is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona and printed by Mourlot.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 123.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 is presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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