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Joan Miró: Drypoints for Flux de l'aimant / Magnetic flux (1964)

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
To begin with some definitions: magnetic flux is the product of the average magnetic field times the perpendicular area that it penetrates. It is a quantity of convenience in the statement of Faraday's Law and in the discussion of objects like transformers and solenoids. In the case of an electric generator where the magnetic field penetrates a rotating coil, the area used in defining the flux is the projection of the coil area onto the plane perpendicular to the magnetic field; the contribution to magnetic flux for a given area is equal to the area times the component of magnetic field perpendicular to the area. For a closed surface, the sum of magnetic flux is always equal to zero (Gauss' law for magnetism). But magnetic flux is more than that: to two poets, the poet René Char and the artist-poet Joan Miró Flux de l'aimant / Magnetic flux is a metaphor for something else, a stab at understanding and visualizing the way that poetry and art work upon those who experience them as electricity works upon magnetic fields. Flux de l'aimant / Magnetic flux then is also a collaboration between the poet René Char and Miró combining Miró's drypoints (in color and in black and white) with Char's meditations upon Miró's art. It was published by Maeght Editeur in Paris, the publishing arm of Miró's dealer, Galerie Maeght, in 1964 in an edition of 75 portfolios on Rives vellum signed by the author with his monogram and the artist and xx portfolios HC numbered from I/XX to XX/XX. One of the drypoints is printed on parchment, the remainder are on a cream-colored Rives vellum. The drypoints are printed on paper c. 610x505mm (24x19-7/8 inches) and each is individually numbered and signed with Miró's initial "M."

A note on the photographs: all of the prints are on the same paper; variation are in the photographs, not the paper.
Flux de l'Aimant II (Dupin 371). Original color drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $15,000.
Flux de l'Aimant III (Dupin 372). Original drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Light mat staining at sheet edges; indentations in paper top left margin. One of the most complex drypoints in this series. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $8000.
Flux de l'Aimant IV (Dupin 373). Original drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $9000.
Flux de l'Aimant VII (Dupin 376). Original drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $9000.
Flux de l'Aimant IX (Dupin 378). Original color drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $15,000.
Flux de l'Aimant XII (Dupin 381). Original color drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $15,000.
Flux de l'Aimant XVI (Dupin 385). Original color drypoint, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 20 impressions HC. Image size: 483x584mm. Price: $15,000.

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