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Joan Miró, Ubu aux Baleares Pl. 15 (Ubu of the Balearic Islands Pl. 15) 1971

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Ubu aux Baleares Pl. 15 (Ubu of the Balearic Islands Pl. 15) 1971
Reference:Maeght 780, Cramer 146
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:26 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in (67.3 cm x 49.5 cm)
Sheet:26 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in (67.3 cm x 49.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 120 in pencil in the lower left image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7325
$16,000 $8,500

Historical Description

Joan Miró Ubu aux Baleares Pl. 15 (Ubu of the Balearic Islands Pl. 15) 1971 is the fifteenth installment of the artist’s prolific Ubu aux Baleares series. This series contains 23 illustrations of Ubu, a character written by Alfred Jarry, on the Balearic Island in his last years in exile. On the left stands the largest of three figures; it faces the viewer, revealing its rectangular torso and broad chest. To its right, another curious character resembling an elephant lays balancing a crown-like shape on its trunk. It faces the third and final figure on the right side of the work. This figure bears several resemblances to the leftmost character, though is completely rendered in organic shapes. All three figures look upwards toward the sky and are rendered in such a manner that embodies the comedic quality of Jarry’s play. 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.”

Created in 1971, this color lithograph is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right image and numbered from the edition of 120 in pencil in the lower left image; published by Teriade Paris, printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Ubu aux Baleares Pl. 14 (Ubu of the Balearic Islands Pl. 15) 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. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. IV: 1969-1972. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 780.
2. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 146.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Ubu aux Baleares Pl. 14 (Ubu of the Balearic Islands Pl. 15) 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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