Joan Miró, Oda à Joan Miró (Ode to Joan Miró), 1973
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Oda à Joan Miró (Ode to Joan Miró), 1973|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Wove Paper|
|Image:||34 5/8 in x 24 in (87.9 cm x 61 cm)|
|Sheet:||34 5/8 in x 24 in (87.9 cm x 61 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 44 in x 35 in (17.3 cm x 13.7 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist's proof, inscribed “H.C.” (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|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.|
Miró was friends with many poets. Joan Brossa, a Catalan like the artist himself, was a leading early figure in the visual poetry movement in literature from the Spanish region. One would be hard-pressed to find a better proponent of the art of Miró, which contains a visual vocabulary as particular as the Catalan language. Poet and artist created "Oda a Joan Miró" simultaneously, with Miró working on his suite of illustrations as the ode took shape. Choosing to form his ode not with words but with visual poems in tissue and string, Brossa created a highly original and beautiful 'text' that met Miró's art on its level of individuality. The artist's response is testament to his lifelong friendship with the poet.
In this work, bold hues of red, blue and green delight and surprise the eye. Though striking, the colors and are balanced by the mixture of thin lines and patterns which occupy the background. Looking closer, viewers can discern the face of an owl, its red and green eyes staring curiously back at its audience. Typical of Miro’s artistic language is the star shape which floats delicately beyond the central pattern. This dynamic balance between light and shadow, color and contrast maintains an artistic language unlike any other.
Created in 1973, this color lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and, An artist's proof, inscribed “H.C.” (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 75.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Ode to Joan Miró (Oda à Joan Miró), 1973 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. V 1972-1975. Patrick Cramer, Preface. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 905
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Joan Miró Ode to Joan Miró (Oda à Joan Miró), 1973 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.