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Joan Miró, Terres de grand feu, 1956

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Terres de grand feu, 1956
Reference:M 152
Medium:Color lithograph on Arches paper
Image:26 in x 20 in (66 cm x 50.8 cm)
Sheet:29 3/8 in x 20 5/8 in (74.6 cm x 52.4 cm)
Framed:approx. 42 in x 35 in (106.7 cm x 88.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed by Mourlot, it was published by Maeght, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This piece is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5070
USD $9,500 GBP £7,125

Historical Description

Joan Miró Terres de grand feu, 1956 was created to celebrate a three-month exhibition at the Galerie Maeght, Paris, of ceramics done by Miró and Llorens Artigas in the Gallifa studio between 1950 and 1956. Translating roughly to "land of great fire", the title of this print evokes the ceramic medium and the hot belly of the kiln that produces it. Even the three white spaces housed within the colorful structure filling the image seem to evoke the layers within a kiln. The artist's ability to interrelate subject matter and abstracted representation reflect his mastery of modern graphic art. Combining signs and symbols, Miró creates an attractive, attention-grabbing image that encapsulates all a poster should be. Nils Tryding & Sune Nordgren write, "Miró created many of his really large posters to be placed amid the teeming life of the great city where they could be seen and appreciated even in the densest traffic" (Joan Miró: posters, affischer, 4). Miró communicates with the viewer through direct images that speak for themselves, and loudly.

Created in 1956, this color lithograph was printed on Arches paper by Mourlot and published by Maeght, Paris. Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left corner, it is hand-signed by the artist in the lower right. An H.C. edition and avant la lettre edition on slightly larger paper, both unsigned and unnumbered, also exist.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Terres de grand feu, 1956 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. Joan Miró: Lithographs, Volume II. Preface by Raymond Queneau. New York: Léon Amiel Publisher, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 220.

2. Joan Miró: posters, affischer. Introduction by Nils Tryding & Sune Nordgren. Malmö : Malmö Konsthall, 1993. Poster version listed and illustrated on pp. 30-31 as catalogue no. 7.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Joan Miró Terres de grand feu, 1956 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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