Joan Miró, Pl. 19, from Ubu aux Baléares, 1971

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Pl. 19, from Ubu aux Baléares, 1971
Reference:M. 784
Medium:Color Lithograph.
Image Size:26 in x 19 7/8 in (66 cm x 50.48 cm)
Sheet Size:26 in x 19 7/8 in (66 cm x 50.48 cm)
Framed Size:40 in x 33 5/16 in (101.6 cm x 84.6cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 120 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-4974
$11,000 $5,500

Historical Description

Joan Miró Ubu aux Baléares, 1971 is a prolific series that revolves around the character of Ubu on the Balearic Island in his last years in exile. In this scene we are presented with rich imagery that is vibrant and playful. Two forms greet us, with one reaching for a mysterious object while the other watches. Perhaps Ubu is dreaming of his past, wanting to change his actions that led him to exile, as he can’t quite grasp the thing he so desires. A series that had a strong personal meaning for Miró, you can see in the minimal use of line and shape a beautiful delicateness and humor.

Created in 1971, this color lithograph is one of twenty-three from the album of the same name, Ubu Aux Baléares. Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work is numbered from the edition of 120 in pencil in the lower left, aside from the edition of 6 H.C. (hors de commerce) that are numbered from I to VI. Printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by Tériade, Paris, this work is printed on Arches vellum.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Ubu aux Baléares, 1971 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. IV: 1969-1972. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 784.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Ubu aux Baléares, 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.