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Joan Miró, Pl. 2 from Lithograph II, 1975

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Pl. 2 from Lithograph II, 1975
Reference:Mourlot 1037
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:12 in x 9 2/5 in (30.5 cm x 24 cm)
Sheet:12 in x 9 2/5 in (30.5 cm x 24 cm)
Framed:30 3/4 in x 27 5/8 in (78.1 cm x 70.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 80 signed and numbered in Roman numerals in the lower left (aside from the signed and numbered deluxe edition of 150 on Vélin de Rives and a few artist's proofs).
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-4154

Historical Description

A geometric composition animated by bold blocks of color fills the sheet in this characteristic lithograph by Miró. In areas, red, green, and blue have been laid down over the crayon texture of the black; the play of grainy black against translucent and opaque color gives the piece depth. Viewers will appreciate the understated complexity of this print. What would otherwise be an abstract composition is animated by one glowing red eye. Suddenly, a twisted and folded animal peers out from the image, altering the viewing experience entirely.

Created in 1975, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. This piece is from the edition of 80 signed and numbered in Roman numerals in the lower left (aside from the signed and numbered deluxe edition of 150 on Vélin de Rives and a few artist's proofs).

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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books Catalogue Raisonne. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as no. 198 on pgs. 490-491.

2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs: Vol. V 1972-1975. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1992. Edition details listed on p. 145, print illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1037 on pg. 148 and discussed on pg. 145.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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