Joan Miró, Print, Miró lithographs I, 1972
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Print, Miró lithographs I, 1972|
|Image:||12 in x 10 in (30.5 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||17 3/4 in x 14 1/2 in (45.1 cm x 36.8 cm)|
|Framed:||31 in x 28 in (78.74 cm x 71.12 cm)|
|Edition:||From the suite of eleven, this piece is annotated H.C. (hors commerce meaning artist proof) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the signed and numbered edition of 150 and the edition of 80 printed with wide margins, signed and numbered with Roman numerals.|
|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.|
This work is a window onto the childlike imagination of Miró, whose art is anything but childish. Anchored by a large blue star that almost seems to be dancing, the composition is an exuberant tribute to lithography. Filling the background with a splash of red ink, the artist encircles the star with small figures blocked out in yellow, green, blue and black. Created for a book by Michel Leiris about his own art, Miró outdoes himself with this series of playful, lively prints.
Created in 1972, this color lithograph is one in a series of eleven lithographs created to illustrate the text by Leiris. Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work is annotated H.C. (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left. It was printed aside from the signed and numbered edition of 150 and the edition of 80 printed with wide margins, signed and numbered with Roman numerals. It was printed on Rives vellum.
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 accompanying the final sale of the work):
1. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographe vol. IV 1969-1972. Paris: Galerie Maeght, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 857.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.