Joan Miró, Mur de la lune (Moon Wall), 1958
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Mur de la lune (Moon Wall), 1958|
|Image:||29 1/2 in x 9 in (74 1/2 cm x 23 cm)|
|Sheet:||34 1/2 in x 20 3/16 in (87.7 cm x 51.2 cm)|
|Framed:||43 7/8 in x 26 1/4 in (111.4 cm x 66.7 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin. Created after an original ceramic wall mural for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, 1957. Published by Maeght, Paris.|
|Signature:||Hand signed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
When looking at Joan Miro Mur de la lune (Moon Wall), 1958, one can only imagine the monumentality and grandeur of the ceramic mural featured on the building of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. Successfully translating its whimsical beauty and surrealist elegance, both Joan Miró and his friends at Galerie Maeght created an edition of 300 lithographs of the piece.
Of creating large-scale murals, Miró writes: “Mural art is the very opposite of solitary creation… While one must preserve one’s personality, one must also commit it deeply to the collective aspect of the work” (as cited in Dupin, p. 474). Mur de la lune features a controlled intensity and vibrance unlike any other mural by Miró. He creates an anchoring checkboard-like composition of red and black rectangular shapes along the bottom margin, alluding to a lightness and expanse of space above. His iconic starburst is included in the center as is, of course, the crescent moon.
Created in 1957, this original color lithograph is based on an original ceramic wall mural made especially for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris is hand signed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin, published by Maeght, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miro Moon Wall (Mur de la lune), 1958, 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 sale of the work).
1. Dupin, Jacques. Joan Miró, Life and Work, Harry Abrams, Inc. Publishers: New York. Illustrated on pg. 471 and detailed on pgs. 473-7.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miro Moon Wall (Mur de la lune), 1958, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.