Joan Miró, Lithograph VIII from Miró, Obra Inedita Recent, 1964

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Lithograph VIII from Miró, Obra Inedita Recent, 1964
Reference:M. 424
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:8 5/8 in x 12 in (21.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Sheet:8 5/8 in x 12 in (21.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Framed:30 1/4 in x 25 in (76.8 cm x 63.5 cm)
Signature:This work is initialed 'M' by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition with bright, fresh colors.
ID #w-2661


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Historical Description

Utilizing saturated, bold colors, Miró creates an enticing and mysterious environment that has a space-like quality. Free-form figures appear to drift throughout the piece. Obscure, black T-shaped forms contrast starkly with rich greens and purples and bright orange-yellows. Miró once more plays with texture, contrasting the smooth, black forms with the rough, colored figures. The viewer gets the illusory impression that a child drew in crayon over this beautiful lithograph when, in fact, that texture is an intentional and well created part of this lithograph.

Created in 1964, this original color lithograph is published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and printed on Guarro paper. From a series of eleven color lithographs used in the book Miró, Obra Inedita Recent. Initialed 'M' by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right in pencil, this work is numbered 58/100 in pencil in the lower left on Guarro paper. Texts by Joan Brossa, A.Cirici and E. Cirlot. This book was originally published as a catalogue for the Miró exhibitions at the Sala Gaspar, Galeria Metras, and Belarte of Barcelona, 1964.

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. III 1964-1969. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 424 on pg. 66.

2. Cramer, Patrick, Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 95 on pgs. 252 and 253.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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