Joan Miró, Zephyr Bird, 1956

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Zephyr Bird, 1956
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image Size:20 7/8 in x 13 1/2 in (53 cm x 34.3 cm)
Sheet Size:22 in x 15 in (55.9 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed Size:34 ¼ in x 27 1/8 in (87 cm x 68.8 cm)
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-797
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Historical Description

Joan Miró Zephyr Bird, 1956; Brilliant in coloration, this work features jovial figures inspired by our surrounding natural world.  Miro entices the viewer’s eye by offering visual puzzles that will provide hours of intrigue. This work is one of seven lithographs that were created to accompany the catalogue for the exhibition “Terres de grand feu, Miro-Artigas,” which was held in the Galarie Maeght.  This print is pulled form the limited edition of 100 and is numbered 36/100. Published by Maeght, this work is printed on Arches vellum. This composition would have originally been printed on a double page layout displayed on pages 14 and 15 of the catalogue.  The work is unique in that Miro relies primarily upon the use of color to define the composition rather than his signature bold use of line.  Miro once stated that one of his major objectives as an artist was to arrest the viewer’s attention and his use of contrasting colors effectively accomplishes this affect.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Joan Miró Zephyr Bird, 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 final sale of the work).

1. Joan Miro: The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonne: by Patrick Cramer, 1989, listed as number 34.
2. Joan Miro: Lithographs Volume II: By Leon Amiel, 1975, listed as plate 227.

About the Framing:

Joan Miró Zephyr Bird, 1956 is set in a simple black matte frame, the moulding is detailed with a thin gold inner band.  The contrast of black on gold enhances the bright, bold colors and compliments the black linear elements within this work.  Completed with a matching gold inner fillet and cream linen mattes, this work is museum quality framed with archival treatment.

Subject Matter: Birds Animals