Turning to the left, we offer La danse de feu / The Fire's Dance (Maeght 341). Original color lithograph, 1963. 90 signed & numbered impressions (of which this is one) plus c. 1500 unsigned impressions with centerfolds published in the deluxe art review, Derrière le Miroir (we also have impressions of the unsigned lithograph available for $1400), in a celebration of Miro's collaborations with the ceramicist Jospe Llorens Artigas. The title probably refers to the action of the fire on the clay in Artigas' Japanese wood-fired kiln where they worked. There is a full-page illustration of this piece in Indelible Miro. Image size: 475x655mm. Price: $17,500.
Astre et fumée / Star and Smoke (Dupin 424). Original color aquatint and etching with carborundum, 1967. 75 signed and numbered impressions on Mandeure rag paper printed by Arte Adrien Maeght and published by Maeght éditeur, Paris. One of Miró's most important prints, this work was selected by the Museum of Modern Art's Riva Castleman as the only Miró included in Modern Art in Prints (NY: MoMA, 1973), p. 39, an exhibition that was shown at MoMA before touring in the Far East, Australia, and New Zealand. Castleman wrote of this work, "Liquid washes form the smoky passages that swirl around the crusty star-disks. Raspy linear jottings are magical messages in a code devised by the artist. This abstract, placeless composition is typical of the abandoned gaiety of Miró's inventively modern spirit." She adds, "Spontaneity and rhythms were basic factors in the artistic developments occurring in the decade after World War II. Miró displays in his work the roots from which some of these developments grew." Image size: 750x560mm. Price: SOLD.
Hommage à Joan Miró (Dupin 866). Original color aquatint and etching with carborundum, 1973. 275 signed impressions on Guarro printed by J. J. Torralba & published by Sala Gaspar Editeur, Barcelona, on the occasion of Miró's 80th birthday. Annotated "cordialment" by Miró. There were no numbered impressions of this piece, Miró's birthday gift to his friends. Image size: 685x493mm. Price: $16,500.
Album 19, n. 11 (Maeght 322). Original color lithograph, 1961. 75 signed & numbered impressions for Album 19 plus 15 impressions signed and annotated i/XV-XV/XV. In 1961, Miró assembled some of his favorite images, reworked them, and published them in this portfolio. To them he added a number of newly-drawn images, of which this is one. Image size: 510x660mm. Price: $15,000.