Joan Miró - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "Of all the areas explored by Miró (sculpture, stained glass, ceramics, tapestry, theatre, etc.), graphic work attracted him the most. The direct action of the artist on the copper or stone plate, the magical moment of seeing how the markings he had made were transferred to paper, the desire to achieve a kind of vibration with the inks… All the possibilities offered by printmaking and lithography were a challenge for Miró. This active interest, lasting until the end of his life, was the source of a remarkable production, in terms not just of quantity but, above all, of quality,"
    Rosa Maria Malet, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona.

    "I need a starting point," explained Miró, "even if it is only a speck of dust or a beam of light. This form provides me with a series of things, each giving rise to the next. As such, a strand of thread can inspire a whole word."

    • Literature

      Jacques Dupin 610-619
      Patrick Cramer books 177

Property from a Private New York Collection


Série Mallorca (Mallorca Series) (D. 610-619, C. 177)

The complete set of 10 etchings with aquatint in colors (including the title page), on Guarro paper, with full margins, all contained in the original patterned and cloth-covered folio.
all I. 21 3/8 x 27 in. (54.3 x 68.6 cm)
all S. 27 1/2 x 34 in. (69.9 x 86.4 cm)

All but the the title page signed and numbered 46/50 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca (with their blindstamp).

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$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $44,100

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021