Joan Miró, Les Voyants (The Seers) Pl. 6, 1970

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Les Voyants (The Seers) Pl. 6, 1970
Reference: Mourlot 666
Medium: Color lithograph
Image Size: 26 in x 20 1/8 in (66 cm x 51.1 cm)
Sheet Size: 26 in x 20 1/8 in (66 cm x 51.1 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 38 in x 32 in (96.5 cm x 81.3 cm)
Edition: An artist’s proof, inscribed ‘E.A.’ (epreuve d’artiste) in pencil in the lower left, aside from numbered edition of 75. Published by Broder, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris
Signature: This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil on the lower right
Condition: This work is in good condition
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5961

Joan Miró Les Voyants (The Seers) Pl. 6, 1970  is a richly colored world, both bizarre and enthralling, undulating with primordial forms and dominating black lines.  The name of the piece itself suggests something magical, and the colorful bold forms take on the mysticism of forgotten worlds. A caterpillar-like form curves around the top part of the piece, its feverish red eye staring out at the viewer. The curve of the caterpillar’s right side continues in a supple and beautiful wave across the middle of the piece, melting into the form of the fantastic creature at the bottom left. The thick black lines make dancing brackets around the corners of the piece, leading the viewer’s eye on a mesmerizing spiral around the transcendental special plane. Two bold handprints, very likely Miró’s own, placed dynamically across from each other fill the piece with the raw energy of cave paintings. Miró’s signature asterisks, peppered through the image, are here both human marks and abstract celestial bodies. The background is a rich sky of splattered colors in which the various forms and lines thrive, dominating the entire pictorial space in this riveting and visually resounding piece.

Created in 1970, this color lithograph is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil on the lower right and inscribed ‘E.A.’ (epreuve d’artiste – artist proof) in pencil  in the lower left, aside from numbered edition of 75. Published by Broder, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró The Seers (Les Voyants) Pl. 6 1970 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 sale of the work).

1. Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Volume IV 1969-1972. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1977. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisoneé no. 666.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Seers (Les Voyants) Pl. 6, 1970 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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