Joan Miró, Ubu Roi (King Ubu ) from Suites por Ubu Roi, 1966
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Ubu Roi (King Ubu ) from Suites por Ubu Roi, 1966|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on cream Arches paper|
|Image:||24 5/8 in x 16 1/4 in (62.5 cm x 41.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 1/2 in x 21 1/4 in (74.9 cm x 54 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 40 1/2 in x 32 1/4 in (102.9 cm x 81.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Teriade, Paris; printed by Mourlot, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Joan Miró uses his wonderful talent with abstraction and lively line work to bring Miró Ubu Roi (King Ubu) from Suites por Ubu Roi, 1966 to life. Multicolored characters buzz around on a stunning pink background. Through the abstracted color block shapes, quizzical faces and figures appear. A winged figure hovers in the sky above another land-bound figure with a piercing yellow eye. The myriad of colors brings the playful creatures to life. Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry is a comical parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and that comical energy comes through strongly in Miró’s playful illustration of a scene. Ubu Roi has been hailed as a form of Surrealism, and there is no one better to tackle the illustration of Surrealist thought that Joan Miró.
Created in 1966, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Teriade, Paris; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró King Ubu (Ubu Roi) from Suites por Ubu Roi, 1966 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. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 108 on pgs. 280-282.
2. Maeght Éditeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, Volume III 1964-1969. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 486 and detailed on pg. 87.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró King Ubu (Ubu Roi) from Suites por Ubu Roi, 1966 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.