|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Ubu aux Baléares (Ubu of The Balearic Islands), 1971|
|Series:||Ubu aux Baleares, 1971|
|Image Size:||18 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in (47.6 cm x 59.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||19 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in (49.5 cm x 67.3 cm)|
|Framed Size:||28 1/2 in x 34 3/4 in (72.4 cm x 88.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the Roman numeral edition of VI in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 120.|
|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.|
Expressing the playful and vibrant quality of Miró's work, this piece uses minimal detail and shape in a delicate balance of color and line. Using a lyrical quality of shape, the viewer can imagine this image as a constellation in the sky or cave art from the prehistoric era. Nicolas and Elena Calas stated of this series, "Miró's Ubu aux Baléares could be taken for graffiti in which face and body are reduced to circular and angular outlines; the limbs to straight or curved lines; eyes indicated by tiny circles and a nose by a narrow triangle. Upon closer scrutiny each print is a deft composition in which the black lines and white space within and between the figures is carefully balanced. A seemingly endless variety of grotesque encounters unfold while we slowly turn the pages. Miró draws the comic situation from the banalities of comedy." (Maeght IV 17)
Created in 1971, this color lithograph is from an album of twenty-three lithographs by the same title. Printed by Mourlot, Paris, this work was published by Téade, Paris and printed on Arches vellum. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the Roman numeral edition of VI in pencil in the lower left, aside from the numbered edition of 120.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró' Ubu aux Baléares (Ubu of The Balearic Islands), 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 final sale of the work).
1. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. IV: 1969-1972. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 770.
2. Cramer, Patrick, Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 146.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró' Ubu aux Baléares (Ubu of The Balearic Islands), 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.