Joan Miró, Plate 9 from ‘Album 21’, 1978

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Plate 9 from ‘Album 21’, 1978
Reference:M.1134
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image:25 3/16 in x 19 1/8 in (64 cm x 48.5 cm)
Sheet:25 7/8 in x 19 3/4 in (65.7 cm x 50.2 cm)
Framed:40 1/2 x 34 5/8 (102.9 cm x 87.9 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.
ID #W-5771
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Historical Description

Joan Miró Plate 9 from Album 21, 1978 exhibits an exquisite use of color and texture to create a lively image. The focus is a large figure that takes up the center of the composition. It has wide eyes surrounded with red circles – this is mirrored in the hands which are composed of red dots surrounded by black circles. The figure also has hair or whiskers coming out of the sides of its head. It is a playful lithograph bursting with color around the edges with swirling yellow and orange, and textured clouds of red and blue.

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, Miró Plate 9 from Album 21, 1978 is published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Plate 9 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.1134.

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

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Miró Plate 9 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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