Joan Miró, Nébuleuse (Nebula), 1958

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Nébuleuse (Nebula), 1958
Reference:M. 255, Maeght 446
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image Size:24 1/2 in x 14 3/8 in (62.3 cm x 36.5 cm)
Sheet Size:25 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in (66 cm x 50.5 cm)
Framed Size:38 ½ in x 31 in (97.7 cm x 78.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in lower left.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
ID #w-5172
$12,000 $8,000

Historical Description

Nebula is an exciting intellectual piece that blends the artistic and scientific sensibilities of Miró. Composed of red, blue, yellow and green circles floating along a black ring, these elements orbit around a curiously human-like figure that is punctuated by a star form and unidentifiable symbol. A nebula is defined as a cloud of interstellar dust that absorbs and reflects radiation, thereby becoming visible as a luminous patch in an otherwise dark environment. Miro's luminous nebula is filled with bright and crisp dots of color that are accentuated by the black background of the circular orbit path. Perhaps the most curious element of this work is the horizontal human figure in the center of the orbit that is also mysteriously encased in a black background. While the color dots along the orbit line evoke a sense of movement, the figure is in a contrasting stagnant state. In this sense, this figure becomes more alive by virtue of the orbiting dots. The entire work embodies the classic playful and intellectual qualities of Miro's trademark style.

Created in 1958, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Published by Maeght, Paris this work is numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.

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. Joan Miró, Lithographs, Vol II. New York: Leon Amiel Publisher, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 255.
2. Eaux-Fortes et Lithographies Originales Numérotées et Signées; . Paris: Maeght éditor, 1958. Listed and illustated as as Maeght archive no. 446.
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.