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Last updated: 6/23/2019
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Joan Miró: Sans le soleil (1965)

Miró 1930s / Miró 1930s_2 / Miró 1940s / Miró L'Antitete / Miró 1950-53 / Miró 1953-56 / Miró 1956: Prevert / Miró 1957-60
Miró 1961 / Miró 1963 / Miró 1963-65 / Miró Flux (1964) / Miro Ubu Roi / Miró 1966-69 /
Miró Sans le Soleil / Miró Sans le Soleil 2 / Miró Sans le Soleil 3
Miró 1970-73 / Miró Lezard (1971) / Miró Beasts (1972) / Miró Lithographs (1972) / Miro 1974-79 / Miró Lithographe 2 1975
Miró Lapidari 1981

Heroic Poetry: Brinkman / Frankenthaler / Mitchell / Motherwell / Nevelson / Tàpies
Sans le soleil is a set of meditations on a text by Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher: "Without the sun, despite the other stars, it would be night." In 1965, Miró created a portfolio of etchings on this subject. The edition consisted of 75 signed portfolios containing 10 unsigned color etchings with aquatint. It came in a paper folder whose cover featured a full-page color etching. That folder, containing the etchings, each loose in its own paper folder, was enclosed in a hard folder covered in silk on which another Miró etching was printed. It was enclosed in a brownish clamshell case for protection. In addition to the color etchings, the frontispiece is a black and white etching. The first 25 portfolios also contains a set of 10 black and white etchings signed and numbered from 1/25 to 25/25. Our portfolio (2/25) also contains two compositions using one of the black plates and one or two of the color plates based upon a very elaborate signature, also in an edition of 25. The size of the paper (B. F. K. Rives or hand-made Auvergne Richard-de-Bas) is approximately 285x222mm. We have all ten of the color etchings (which come with a xerox of the justification page containing Miró's signature and the information about the edition) and all ten of the black and white etchings signed by Miró. Price on request.
Sans le Soleil Cover (Cramer 98). Original color etching printed on silk for the cover, 1965. Image size: 285x222mm.
Sans le Soleil Interior Cover (C. 98). Original color etching & aquatint, 1965. Image size: 285x222mm.
Sans le Soleil Justiification page (C. 98). Hand-signed by Miró, Page size: 285x222mm.
Sans le Soleil Frontispiece (D. 407, C. 98). Original etching & aquatint, 1965. Page size: 285x222mm.
Sans le Soleil IX (D. 409, C. 98). Original color etching & aquatint, 1965. Image size: 285x222mm Price: Please call or email for current pricing information.

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