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Joan Miró, Les Oiseaux (The Birds), 1956

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Les Oiseaux (The Birds), 1956
Reference:M.241
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image:30 in x 22 3/8 in (76.2 cm x 56.8 cm)
Sheet:30 in x 22 3/8 in (76.2 cm x 56.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 41 in x 33 in (104.1 cm x 83.8 cm)
Edition:Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors de Commerce), aside from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by P.Matisse, New York.
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-5402

Historical Description

Using his own visual language, Miró creates a beguiling image adorned with a variety of eccentric characters. The central shades of red, blue, green and yellow appear to render playful expressions. Rather than resorting to pure abstraction, Miró juxtaposes these characters against recognizable figures such as a sickle moon and a star. Below the four central figures are a variety of smaller figures which are given bird-like wings. Though the artist worked with a limited palette, his colors are undoubtedly expressive.

Created in 1956, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Inscribed ‘H.C’ (Hors de Commerce), aside from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by P.Matisse, New York.

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, Volume II. Preface by Raymond Queneau. New York: Léon Amiel Publisher, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 241.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany 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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