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Lithograph in colors on strong wove paper after a gouache
Spain, 1958
Joan Miró (1893-1983) - Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor
Signed ‘Miró' and numbered '108/300’ in pencil
Catalogue raisonné: Maeght Edition Directory 1711
Published by Maeght, Paris
Image dimensions: 23.3 x 74.5 cm; sheet dimensions: 47.3 x 87.5 cm
Matted behind glass in natural wooden frame: 50.5 x 102 cm
A lithograph in colors after a gouache that Joan Miró created as a draft for the ceramic wall of the UNESCO building in Paris

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 shows an irregular discoloration of the paper and light-staining caused by the framing. The upper and lower corners have been slightly cut (without the usual blind stamp). The frame comes with minor signs of use. The dimensions of the image are 23.3 x 74.5 cm, while the sheet measures 47.3 x 87.5 cm. The frame is 50.5 x 102 cm in size. 

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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Joan Miró, Mur de la Lune, Lithograph in Colors, 1958

Estimate €2,000 - €2,600Jun 30, 2016
Starting Price €2,000
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