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Joan Miró, Plate 9 (From Lithographs II), 1975

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Plate 9 (From Lithographs II), 1975
Reference:Mourlot 1048, Cramer198
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image:12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.5 cm x 23.8 cm)
Sheet:20 3/8 in x 13 3/8 in (51.8 cm x 33 cm)
Framed:29 1/4 in x 26 in (74.3 cm x 66 cm)
Edition:Inscribed ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 80; Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5421
USD $9,500 GBP £7,125

Historical Description

In this colorful work created for a book, Miró demonstrates his abstract and intricate style. Vibrant shades of blue, green, red and yellow allure the eye, beckoning the viewer to gaze closer in order to decipher its meaning. The crayon texture of the black sets a grainy contrast to the translucent and opaque colors. This gives the work a wonderful depth. 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 color lithograph on Arches Paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and inscribed ‘epreuve d’artiste’ (artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 80; Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 final sale of the work).

1. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró: The Illustrated Books Catalogue Raisonne. Patrick Cramer Publisher: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as no. 198.

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. 1048.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
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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