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The Cosmological Vision of Joan Miró:
Aquatints, Etchings, Linocuts, Lithographs, and Woodcuts, 1934-1981

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
Over the door is Serie I: bleu sur vert et rouge / Series I: Blue on green and red (M. 282) Original color lithograph, 1961. 30 signed & numbered impressions published by Maeght Editeur in Paris. This is one of a series of works made using different combinations of stones in different states and colors. A rare and beautiful print from an important series of prints in which Miró laid the foundations for the lithographs to come in the '60s and 70s. Image size: 665x1010mm. Price: $17, 500.

Beneath and to the right is Sans le Soleil VI (D. 404, C. 98). Original color etching & aquatint from three plates, 1965. Edition: 75 unsigned impressions for the portfolio of the same name, the first 25 portfolios also contain a suite of 25 signed and numbered impressions. All of the portfolios are signed and numbered on the justification page. Image size: 222x285mm. Price: $2275.

Finally, we have a signed and numbered black and white plate: Sans le Soleil VI (D. 404, C. 98). Original etching & aquatint, 1965. Edition: 25 signed and numbered impressions for the portfolio of the same name. The first 25 portfolios contained a suite of signed and numbered impressions in addition to a set of unsigned and unnumbered etchings; there were also 50 additional portfolios that contained a suite of unsigned color etchings All 75 of the portfolios are signed and numbered on the justification page. Image size: 222x285mm. Price: $4675.
On the right wall of the former sanctuary, we have four pieces. On the left is L'anneau / The Ring (M. 305). Original color lithograph, 1961. 90 signed and numbered impressions on Rives BFK. Light mat burn in margins, not affecting image. A beautiful and uncommon image of Miró's abstract mode, here constructed from two of the lithographs in the 1961 Derriere le Miroir devoted to Miró's recenting paintings (see below M. 301 and M. 302). Image size: 940x665mm. Price: $13,250.

Top right is Joan Miro par Jacques Prevert, couverture (M. 230). Original color lithograph, 1956. A signed HC impression with large margins before letters of the front and rear covers designed for Joan Miró, published by Maeght Editeur in 1956 and printed by Mourlot. A very good impression of this rare pencil-signed proof of this early color lithograph. Image size: 240x423mm; sheet size much larger. Price: $17,500.

Beneath it on the left is Fissures IIa (Dupin 466, Cramer 130). Original color soft varnish-etching and aquatint, 1969.75 signed & numbered impressions plus 20 HC impressions. Ours is a printer's proof on BFK Rives. Published by Maeght, Paris; our impression comes from the widow of the printer, Robert Dutrou, one of Miró's favorite collaborators. Image size: 195x290mm. Price: $15,000.

on the left is Serie V, (D. 96). Original etching, 1947-53. 13 signed & numbered impressions + an unknown (but very small) number of impressions from the cancelled plate. Executed at Atelier 17 in NY in 1947 and printed at Atelier Lacourière in Paris in 1952-53. Very, very rare in both states. A few impressions from the cancelled plate were published in some copies of Dix Ans d'Edition in 1956 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galerie Maeght, Miró's dealer. Image size: 148x125mm. Price: $1775.
Fissures IIa (Dupin 466, Cramer 130). Original color soft varnish-etching and aquatint, 1969.75 signed & numbered impressions plus 20 HC impressions. Ours is a printer's proof on BFK Rives. Published by Maeght, Paris; our impression comes from the widow of the printer, Robert Dutrou, one of Miró's favorite collaborators. Image size: 195x290mm. Price: $15,000.
A view of the right side of the gallery from the loft.
Above is a beautiful etching from 1962, Ouvrage du vent I / The wind's work (D. 342). Original color etching, 1962. 75 signed & numbered impressions on BFK Rives. This etching has been featured in a number of shows including the 1991–92 traveling exhibition shown at 5 Japanese museums. Illustrated in Oeuvres de Joan Miro: Collection Maeght (Tokyo, 1991). Image size: 220x587mm. Price: $16,250.

The two etchings on the left of the top row are Stars and Dancers (Dupin 19, Benhoura 3). and The Man with the Plumed Hat (D. 105, B. 22). You can find full information about them here. THe remaining three etchings in the top row are L'Antitete (Dupin 59, Cramer 20; see below), La lumiere de la lame (D. 320, B. 456), and Saccades (D. 332, B. 456). For full information about them, click here.

All five of the works on the bottom are from copy n. 2/25 of the deluxe artist's book, Sans le Soleil. Full information about 2nd and 4th from left Sans le Soleil / Without the Sun n. VII and V (signed and numbered black and white etchings) can be found here ; the extreme right and left etchings in the bottom row, also from Sans le Soleil, and the central monoprint, can be found here.
L'Antitete (Dupin 59, Cramer 20). Original etching with hand-coloring printed from a hand-shaped copperplate, 1949. 31 suites of the books (8 on imperial Japon paper and 23 on Van Gelder Holland paper) came with hand water-colored unsigned impressions; ours is an artist's proof on hand-made laid paper without a watermark. Extremely rare. Provenance: sold in 1947 by Galerie Gerald Cramer; repurchased from the oringinal buyer by Galerie Patrick Cramer in 2001. Image size: 142x114mm. Price: $17,500.
La prophète encirclé (D. 396). Original color etching and aquatint, 1965. 75 signed and numbered impressions, plus several artists proofs (of which ours is one) and HC impressions. Repaired tear at bottom center not affecting image. Reproduced in Indelible Miró. Image size: 900x635mm. Price: $20,200.
The dog barking at the moon awakens the cock, the crowing of the cock pecks at the head of the Catalan Farmer resting on the table beside the flask of wine (M. 189). Original color lithograph, 1952. 80 signed & numbered impressions plus an unknown number (c. 2000 impressions) signed in the stone. Published in Verve 27-28 (1952). A signed impression sold at Sotheby's in 5/90 for $44,000. One of Miro's most engaging images. Image size: 352x530mm. Price: $3850.
Woman in front of a mirror (M. 242). Original color lithograph, 1956. 2000 impressions signed in the stone were published in Dix Ans d'Edition in 1956 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galerie Maeght, Miró's dealer. In 1957 150 signed & numbered impressions on paper with wide margins were published (one of which sold at auction at Sotheby's in 1990 for $99,000). One of Miro's most important and frequently illustrated lithographs Illustrated Taillander, Indelible Miro and on the rear cover of Miro in Montreal. Image size: 374x554mm. Price: $7600.
Zephyr Bird (M. 227). Original color lithograph, 1956. 100 signed & numbered impressions + c. 1500 unsigned impressions (of which ours is one). Illustrated Taillander, Indelible Miro. One of Miro's most important and frequently illustrated lithographs; available in an unsigned impression with centerfold published in 1956 in a special issue of the deluxe art review, Derriere le Miroir devoted to Miro's works. Image size: 380x560mm. Price: $1950.
Series III (Dupin 92). Original color etching and aquatint, 1952-53. 50 signed & numbered impressions plus several impressions HC and e.a. (epreuve d'artiste) on Arches vellum. There were also 13 impressions from the black plate with hand coloring. Ours is an artist's proof. Printed by Lacourière in Paris and published by Miró's dealer, Maeght Editeur. Included in a 1981 show of Miró's prints at the Musée Toulouse Lautrec in Albi. Image size: 230x295mm; paper size: 382x530mm. Price: $15,000.
Series II: Rouge (Maeght 289). Original color lithograph, 1961. 30 signed and numbered impressions. Ours is a proof annotated H.C. and comes directly from Galerie Maeght, the publisher of this beautiful and elegant lithograph. Image size: 450x600mm. Price: $15,000.
Danse Barbare (M. 350). 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, in a celebration of Miro's collaborations with the ceramicist Jospe Llorens Artigas. The title is suggestive of Stravinsky's great ballet, Le sacre du printemps, though Miro did not need its example to call to mind a landsacpe of love, fauns, and celebrations of spring. Image size: 443x598mm. Price: $15,000.
Top row: Ubu Roi VI (M. 475) and Ubu Roi VIII (M. 481); bottom row: Ubu Roi IX (M. 484) and Ubu Roi X (M. 487). For full information on all of our lithographs from Ubu Roi, click here. See below for the center lithograph.
Figure with reddish-orange sun (M. 92). Original color lithograph, 1950. 500 unsigned impressions for an exhibition of Miro's "Sculpture et Art Graphique" at Galerie Maeght. Ours is a very rare signed impression and one of Miro's first original color lithographs.The work has just undergone conservation and is in excellent condition. Image size: 691x491mm. Price: $5950.
Top row: Ubu Roi II (M. 465), Ubu Roi III (M. 468), and Ubu Roi IV (M. 471). Bottom row: Ubu Roi VII (M. 477), Ubu Roi VIII (M. 483), and Ubu Roi IX (M. 486). For full information on all of our lithographs from Ubu Roi, click here.
Bon cop de lluna / A good moonburn (M. 1181). Original color lithograph, 1979. 75 signed & numbered impressions plus 25 impressions signed and annotated HC I/XXV-XXV/XXV. One of Miró's most delightful lithographs. Image size: 885x610mm. Price: SOLD.
Oiseau lune jaune / Yellow moonbird (D. 362, B. 64). Original color etching & aquatint with carborundum, 1963. 75 signed & numbered impressions. One of Miro's first masterpieces using large scale and carborundum to achieve an almost painterly richness of texture. Image size: 560x790mm. Price: $27, 250.
L'equarisseur à l'ouvrage / The wood-squarer at work (M. 584). Original color lithograph, 1968. 75 signed & numbered impressions on Rives vellum. Published by Maeght Editeur. An excellent impression with fresh colors. Image size: 550x550mm. Price: $12,250.
Oiseau de feu / Firebird (D. 360, B. 62). Original color etching & aquatint with carborundum, 1963. 75 signed & numbered impressions. This work has been included in a number of important retrospectives of Miro's works, including exhibits in Spain, and Japanese Miró retrospectives in 1984 ( 6-city ) and 1991-2 (5 cities). One of Miro's first masterpieces using large scale and carborundum to achieve an almost painterly richness of texture. Its power and intensity suggests Miro's impact on Jackson Pollock, who saw Miró's work in 1944. Image size: 560x790mm. Price: $32,250.
Archipel Sauvage I / Savage Island I (Dupin 337). Original color etching and aquatint, 1963. 35 signed & numbered impressions on Arches with a Maeght watermark; ours is one of several HC impressions. This was photographed on the wall and the Miró lithographs across the hall are reflecting in this piece, particularly on the right side. In fact, the work does not include any other reflected images. Image size: 585x917mm. Price: $33,200.
Archipel Sauvage IV / Savage Island IV (Dupin 340). Original color etching and aquatint, 1963. 35 signed & numbered impressions on Arches with a Maeght watermark, of which this is n. 31/35. A very beautiful work; illustrated Musée Mandet. Individual impressions are hand-wiped and show much variation. Image size: 585x908mm. Price: $33,200.
Barcelona Series 1972-73 (D. 596, B. 208). Original aquatint and etching with carborundum, 1973. 50 signed & numbered impressions on Guarro printed by J. J. Torralba & published by Sala Gaspar Editeur, Barcelona. Miró signed this piece both up-side-up and up-side-down, making it hard to decide which up should be down. Images size: 750x1050mm. Price: $18,500.

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