El Pi de Formentor (The Pine of Formentor)

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Not it the soil sustaining his tower of living vigour,
    about the stubborn boulders his massy roots entwine:
    he greets the dews and showers, chill wind and torrid rigour;
    and, like the ancient prophet, the smiles of heaven transfigure
    his form with life divine.
    (stanza from El Pi de Formentor, Costa i Llobera, 1875)

    Miró was inspired by Costa i Llobera's poem - an ode to the native cedar trees of Spanish Catalan island Majorca's Formentor Peninsula.

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El Pi de Formentor (The Pine of Formentor)

1976
The set of six etchings with aquatint in colors, on Guarro paper (plate 4 watermark Sala Gaspar), with full margins and the full sheet.
all I. various sizes
all S. 41 1/4 x 35 1/2 in. (104.8 x 90.2 cm)

All signed and numbered 9/50 in pencil (there were also a few hors commerce), published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona (with their blindstamp), all unframed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

sold for $52,500

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New York Auction 25 October 2019