Joan Miró, Plate 15 from ‘Album 21’, 1978

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Plate 15 from ‘Album 21’, 1978
Reference: M.1140
Medium: Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image Size: 25 3/16 in x 19 1/8 in (64 cm x 48.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 25 7/8 in x 19 3/4 in (65.7 cm x 50.2 cm)
Framed Size: 40 1/2 in x 34 3/4 in (102.9 cm x 88.3 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.
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.
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ID # W-5772

Joan Miró Plate 15 from Album 21, 1978 has an inquisitive looking figure on the left, and on the right, an inanimate object that appears to be made from the same shapes as the figure. The body of the figure is made from a dark, textured circle, which also exists in the upper portion of the object to the right. Both are flanked by vertical brown and green lines that serve to break up the image, but also to frame the face of the figure. The big eyes, rimmed in turn with red and green, peer out and the mouth is set in a straight line. Although on first glance it may look crowded, it is indeed a harmonious composition. The yellow spots that appear in the center of the figure, as well as in the upper and lower right help to bring the piece together.

Created in 1978, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Created in 1978 this work was one of twenty one illustrations Miró executed for Carlos Franqui’s collection of poetry entitled Album 21. Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left, aside from the edition of 15 artist’s proofs, Miro Plate 15 from Album 21 is published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Plate 15 from Album 21, 1978  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 sale of the work).

1. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miro: Lithographs, VI 1976-1981. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1140

2. Cramer, Patrick, ed. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Gevena: Patrick Creamer Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 241.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Miró Plate 15 from Album 21, 1978 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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