Lithograph on wove paper ‘Rives’ (watermark)
Joan Miró (1893-1983) - Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor
Signed ‘Miró' and numbered '153/300’ in pencil
Catalogue raisonné: Maeght Edition Directory 1711
Published by Maeght, Paris (with the blindstamp)
Image dimensions: 23 x 74.5 cm; sheet dimensions: 51.2 x 87.7 cm
Matted under glass in gilt wooden frame: 67 x 103.5 cm
Very good condition
A lithograph in colors after a gouache that Joan Miró executed as a draft for the ceramic wall of the UNESCO building in Paris
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Estimate by Auctionata Expert: 6,000 Euro
From 1955 to 1958, Joan Miró created two wall ceramics for the UNESCO building in Paris, the ‘Mur de la Lune’ and the ‘Mur du Soleil’, in cooperation with the ceramic artist Josep Llorens i Artigas. For these works, Miró received the Guggenheim International Award that was handed over personally by the American president Eisenhower.
The sheet is in a very good condition, showing a faint discoloration of the paper and minor framing marks caused by light. The dimensions of the image are 23 x 74.5 cm, while the sheet measures 51.2 x 87.7 cm. The frame measures 67 x 103.5 cm.
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
Miró was born in Barcelona where he grew up and started his artistic studies. He went to the Academy La Llotja against his parents’ will who had wanted him to work in a more traditional way. He later studied at the Escola d’Art from Francesc Galí and got to know the Fauves and the cubists. In 1920 he moved to Paris, where he lived amongst the most creative artists of his time. He got to know Arp, Magritte, Brancusi and Giacometti and exhibited with Dalí, Yves Tanguy, Meret Oppenheim and Max Ernst in several exhibitions about Dadaism and Surrealism. Miró moved to Mallorca in 1956, where he created first sculptures, later ceramics, and repeatedly oil paintings. (cko)
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