Joan Miró, Plate III from Le Lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971

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Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title: Plate III from Le Lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971
Reference: C. 148, M. 793
Medium: Color Lithograph on wove paper
Image Size: 13 1/8 in x 38 1/2 in (33.3 cm x 97.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 13 3/4 in x 39 3/8 in (34.9 cm x 100 cm)
Framed Size: 52 1/2 in x 27 in (133.4 cm x 68.6 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the image lower left. Printed by Mourlot, Paris; published by Louis Broder, Paris.
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the image lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5840

Joan Miró Plate III from Le lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971 is a characteristically abstracted and brightly colored lithograph. This lithograph was to be part of a book illustrating a poem by Miró himself, showing off his twin talents of writing and artmaking. Popping out from a speckled grey background are bold shapes rendered in stark black, as well as vibrant and saturated blue, yellow, green, and red. There is little to no shift in these colors, and they appear as thick blocks. Miró uses thinner and more delicate lines to create details around the larger shapes. Though they are abstract, the viewer can make what they will out of the composition – eyes seem to appear out of concentric circles, and red triangles bite like teeth from black jowls. Miró has the distinct ability to create brilliantly colored works that tease the mind into seeing and not seeing at the same time.

Created in 1971, this color lithograph is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the image lower right, and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the image lower left. Printed by Mourlot, Paris; published by Louis Broder, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Plate III from Le lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971 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. Cramer, Patrick, ed. Joan Miró The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Gevena: Patrick Creamer Publisher, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 148.

2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs Volume V1969-1972. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 793.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Plate III from Le lézard aux plumes d’or (The Lizard with Golden Feathers), 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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