Joan Miró, L'Exposition d'oeuvres recentes (Exhibition Recent Works), 1953

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:L'Exposition d'oeuvres recentes (Exhibition Recent Works), 1953
Reference:Maeght 191
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image Size:27 in x 20 1/4 in (68.58 cm x 51.44 cm)
Sheet Size:29 7/8 in x 21 7/8 in (75.88 cm x 55.56 cm)
Framed Size:44 ½ in x 37 ¾ in (113 cm x 95.8 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left.
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-5096
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Historical Description

Originally created for a poster showcasing Miró 's recent works at Galerie Maeght in 1953, this lively work is noteworthy for its mottled coloration that relays a strong sense of texture, particularly in the black and white speckled border. Another intriguing element to this work is Miró use of a horizontally layered composition; he places an individual image within each layer yet retains a cohesive whole. Miró toys with texture and color, creating a speckled outer border that relays the impression of a rough surface. The central rectangle utilizes strong color contrasts between red and blue and depicts a central line containing one of Miró's trademark stars and whimsical figures, bearing resemblance to a person reclining. This original color lithograph was printed before the lettering seen on the poster, allowing the viewer to focus on Miró's whimsical figures rather than the writing.

Created in 1953, this color lithograph is hand signed in the lower right in pencil by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983). Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left, this work is published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Mourlot.

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. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miró Lithographe Vol. II. The poster edition is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 191 on pg. 43.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Classic Under $15k Contemporary