Joan Miró, L'oiseau Comet (Comet Bird), 1951
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||L'oiseau Comet (Comet Bird), 1951|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Pur Fil du Marais Wove Paper|
|Image:||21 5/8 in x 15 3/4 in (50 cm x 40 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 in x 22 1/4 in (76.5 cm x 56.5 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 41 in x 33 in (104.1 cm x 84 cm)|
|Edition:||Inscribed ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75; published by Maeght, 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.|
Playfully titled “Comet Bird”, Miró capitalizes on the theme of flight and escape. Bold, black strokes outline the subtle form of a bird. The bird’s head is whimsically depicted with a dash of red and a cobalt blue beak. Slightly positioned above, two thick, painterly strokes convey its wings. Using color and form, Miro pictures a bird in flight, soaring above the stars and planets.
Created in 1951, this color lithograph on Pur Fil du Marais wove paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right right. Inscribed ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75; published by Maeght, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Miro Comet Bird (L'oiseau Comet), 1951, 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.Joan Miró: Lithographs, Volume I, New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raissoné no. 178
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.