Joan Miró, Mur de la Lune, Color Lithograph, 1958
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Joan Miró (1893-1983) – Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor
Signed ‘Miró’ and numbered ‘298/300’ in pencil
Catalogue raisonné: Maeght Edition directory 1711
Published by Maeght, Paris, with the edition’s blindstamp
Image dimensions: 23.4 x 75 cm; sheet dimensions: 57.7 x 87.8 cm
Frame: 59 x 89 cm
Lithograph in colors after a gouache, created by Joan Miró as a design for the eponymous wall ceramic for the UNESCO building in Paris
From 1955 to 1958 Joan Miró created in cooperation whit the ceramic artist Josep Llorens i Artigas two wall ceramics for the UNESCO building in Paris, the ‘Mur de la lune’ and the ‘Mur de la soleil’. Therefor Miró received the Guggenheim International Award that was presented personally by the American president Eisenhower.
The sheet is age-related slightly toned and overall in good condition. It is framed loose. The frame bears slight signs of age and use. The image measures 24.4 x 75 cm, the sheet is 57.7 x 87.7 cm. The framed dimensions are 59 x 89 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 together with Dalí, Tanguy, Meret Oppenheim und Max Ernst in several exhibitions about Dadaism and Surrealism. He moved to Mallorca in 1956 where he focused on sculptures and ceramics. (fea).
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