Joan Miró - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, Prints, 1 May 2008, lot 129
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Jacques Dupin 575

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I have worked these past days with Dutron at Saint-Paul and have become more and more aware of the richness and new horizons that your process brings to printmaking. Never has one had materials with equal power. As far as I am concerned, I can express myself without a single hindrance, at a single burst of spirit, of line without being paralyzed nor slowed down by an outmoded technique that might risk distorting the free expression, purity and freshness of the final result."
    - Joan Miró, writing to Henri Goetz (painter and engraver) in 1968, praising the results of his newly developed printing technique using carborundum and synthetic resins

Property from an Important European Collection


Les Grandes Manœuvres (The Great Manoeuvres)

Etching and aquatint with carborundum in colours, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 138.2 x 60 cm (54 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 49/50 in pencil (there were also some hors commerce impressions), published by Maeght, Paris, framed.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £75,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020