Joan Miró, Lithographe II (Lithographs II) Pl. 10, 1975

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Lithographe II (Lithographs II) Pl. 10, 1975
Reference:Maeght 1045, Cramer 198
Medium:Color Lithograph on Vélin d’Arches paper.
Image:19 1/8in x 12 1/4 in (48.5 cm x 31 cm)
Sheet:20 3/8 in x 13 3/8 in (51.8 cm x 34 cm)
Framed:approx. 31 in x 24 in (78.7 cm x 61 cm)
Edition:Inscribed ‘H.C.’ (hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left aside from the numbered edition of 80; printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.
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-5422

Historical Description

In this colorful work created for the book Lithographe II, Miró demonstrates his abstract and intricate style. Vibrant shades of blue, green, red and yellow allure the eye, beckoning the viewer to gaze closer in order to decipher its meaning. The forms dance before us, adding liveliness to the abstraction. This work is immediately recognizable as one of Miró’s. Each dark line encases a rich color within, gently directing the viewer to take in the intricate work slowly.

Created in 1975, this color lithograph on Arches Paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and inscribed ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 80; printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.

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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books Catalogue Raisonne. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 198.

2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. V 1972-1975. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Edition details listed on p. 145, print illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1048.

3. 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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