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Joan Miró, Mandarin du Nord (Mandarin North), 1976

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Mandarin du Nord (Mandarin North), 1976
Reference:M. 1095
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:29 1/4 in x 22 1/4 in (74.3 cm x 56.5 cm)
Sheet:31 7/8 in x 22 1/4 in (81 cm x 56.5 cm)
Framed:47 1/5 in x 37 in (119.9 cm x 94 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in Arabic numerals (there are also a few artist's proofs).
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-4515

Historical Description

Combining elements of the graphic and the organic, Miró creates a lively print instilled with an unexpected sense of contradiction. His trademark bold, black lines set against patches of primary colors lend a graphic sensibility, while, in the center of the composition, we observe two curious, organic forms. Snaking black and red tendrils reach out towards the unknown in a manner reminiscent of jellyfish. These red and black amorphous forms appear as if melding into their surroundings, simultaneously consuming and being consumed by them. The black form, in particular, appears as a creative force, dripping into the lines below it and shaping and molding the figures that dwell within its same surrealist environment.

Created in 1976, this color lithograph printed on Vélin d'Arches paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 50 in Arabic numerals (aside from a few artist's proofs) in the lower left. This work was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the catalogue raisonnès below (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of this work).

1. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. VI 1976-1981. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Illustrated and discussed as catalogue raisonné no. 1095.

2. 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 silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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