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Joan Miró, Oda à Joan Miró, Plate 3, 1973

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Oda à Joan Miró, Plate 3, 1973
Reference:Mourlot 905
Medium:Color Lithograph on Guarro wove paper
Image:34 1/2 in x 24 in (87.6 cm x 61 cm)
Sheet:34 7/8 in x 24 in (88.5 cm x 61 cm)
Framed:Approx. 45 in x 35 in (114.3 cm x 88.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left.
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-6857

Historical Description

Joan Miró, Oda à Joan Miró, Plate 3, 1973 is beautiful example of the artist's creative experimentation. The work alone is vibrant and captivating, but when paired with the story behind its creation, the piece takes on a whole new life. Joan Miró was friends with many artists, writers, creators, and poets, and often collaborated with and took inspiration from them. 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 Joan Brossa and Miró created "Oda à 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.

Created in 1973, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left. The work is one of nine color lithographs created by the artist to illustrate Oda à Joan Miró, a book of visual poetry by Joan Brossa.

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. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. V 1972-1975. Patrick Cramer, Preface. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Edition detailed on p. 39 and print listed as catalogue raisonné no. 905 on pg. 42.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a contemporary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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