Joan Miró, Les Voyants (The Seers), 1970
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Les Voyants (The Seers), 1970|
|Image:||25 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (64.12 cm x 48.90 cm)|
|Sheet:||26 in x 20 in (66.04 cm x 50.8 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 40 3/5 in x 24 5/8 in (103.51 cm x 61.29 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist's proof numbered from the edition of 10 in pencil and inscribed “H.C.” (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|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.|
Joan Miró Les Voyants (The Seers), 1970 presents a delicate balance of reds and greens off-set the strong black strokes that appear throughout the piece, accenting a few imaginative characters dispersed about the composition. Adding weight in the upper central portion of the work creates a triangular organization and an overall aesthetic sensibility. The light blues toward the bottom of the work give the illusion of our characters in flight, alluding the unexplained abilities of mysterious seers and mind readers. These surreal characters and figures, bring out Miró's distinctive style; it seems to be an homage to abstract expressionism with its splattered paint composing the background and thick, heavy strokes appearing to be full of life.
Miró delves into the psyche of mind-readers and psychics in creating Les Voyants. Full of vibrant color with lively and complex forms, he translates his style and artistry beautifully.
Created in 1970, this color lithograph on Rives vellum is from a series of six lithographs titled The Seers (Les Voyants). Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work is an artist's proof numbered from the edition of 10 in pencil and inscribed “H.C.” (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75,this work is published by Louis Broder, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Les Voyants (The Seers), 1970 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).
1. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miró Lithographe Vol. IV 1969-1972. Paris: Maeght Éditeur,1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 664.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Les Voyants (The Seers), 1970 presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.