Joan Miró, Obra inèdita recent, 1964 Recent XVIII (Recent Unpublished Work XVIII), 1964

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Obra inèdita recent, 1964 Recent XVIII (Recent Unpublished Work XVIII), 1964
Reference:Cr.356h ; Cr.95
Medium:Original color lithograph on Guarro paper
Image:16 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in (42.2 cm x 29.4 cm)
Framed:31 7/8 in x 25 1/2 in (81 cm x 64.8 cm)
Signature:Initialed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin
Condition:This Miro Print is in good condition with bold coloration throughout; customary fold down the center of the sheet
ID #w-2357
$14,000 $12,000

Historical Description

Created in 1964, this original color lithograph was included in a series of 11 original lithographs illustrating a text by Joan Brossa et al. titled Miró. Obra Inèdita Recent.  Initialed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered 95/100 in pencil in the lower left.  Printed by Litografía Foto-Repro, Barcelona in December 1964 out of the total edition of 100 signed and numbered works on Guarro paper (aside from the edition of 1000 on offset paper).

This colorful and playful composition of childlike strokes is one of the largest lithographs created in this series.  Its bold sea greens complement the lighter shades of orange and yellow which radiate from the center.  There is a maritime quality to this work, with a bold, black anchor along the right side and what seems to be a surfer who catches a wave and attempts to ride it across the composition.  The momentum and energy of the work is captured by Miró’s signature strokes seen throughout.

Illustrated In:
1.    Cramer, P. (1989). Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Patrick Cramer, Publisher: Geneva. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 95 on pgs. 252-3.

2.    Cramer, P. (1992). Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. VI 1976 – 1981. Maeght Éditeur: Paris. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 424a-j; 356h on pg. 202 and 206.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with museum quality, archival materials, this work is set in a Spanish-style gold and black moulding with a delicate organic motif and a sleek black border. The muted gold hues complement the bright and bold colors within the work.  Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.


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