Joan Miró - Evening Editions New York Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Jacques Dupin

  • Catalogue Essay

    The effect of different acids on the plate is quite distinguishable in the results. Nitric and nitrous acids in biting give off nitric oxide gas with copper, and hydrogen gas with zinc; the bubbles of gas collect in the lines and produce a shallower and rougher-edged line than do either the chlorate or perchloride, which act through the presence of free chlorine in the solution and do not produce gas bubbles.
    Once the biting and rebiting of the lines has been completed in the plate, it is sometimes desirable to work it so that ink will be held not only in the lines but also on the surface between them. It should be clear that if the surface of the plate is exposed unprotected to the acid in these passages, the edges of the lines will be broken down and the spaces between the lines pitted, giving the desired effect.
    Stanley William Hayter, New Ways of Gravure, 1949, Pantheon Books, New York, pp. 78, 81-2.


Série II: one plate

Etching and aquatint
in colors, on
Arches paper, with full margins,

I. 14 7/8 x 18 in. (37.8 x 45.7 cm);
S. 20 1/8 x 25 7/8 in. (51 x 66 cm.)

signed, dated `1953' and numbered 2/13 in pencil
(there were also a few hors commerce), engraved at Atelier 17, New York, printed at Atelier Lacourière, Paris, published by Maeght, Paris, in very good condition, framed.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York