Joan Miró


Joan Miró

Obra Inedita Recent (1964)

Original lithograph

Ed. 21/100

Signed M in pencil by the artist

Image size: 43,7 x 30,5 cm / 17,2 x 12,0 in

Paper size: 56,0 x 43,0 cm / 22,0 x 16,9 in

Reference: M. 424

Perhaps the most animated lithograph in the book, this work consists of earthy tones swirling around the composition. Colored tones of grey, brown, yellow, green, and red snake and coil throughout while the black lines, more centrally located in the composition, appear abstractly as human forms. Arranged in a criss-crossed fashion, the viewer can imagine faces and appendages attached to these obscure figures. Despite the chaotic nature of the piece, the composition is well-balanced, with the coiling forms surrounding the central black lines in a protective ellipse.

Created in 1964, this work is published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and printed on Guarro paper. From a series of eleven color lithographs used in the book Miró, Obra Inedita Recent. Initialed ‘M’ by Joan Miró (1893-1983) in the lower right in pencil, this work is numbered 33/100 in pencil in the lower left on Guarro paper. Texts by Joan Brossa, A.Cirici and E. Cirlot. This book was originally published as a catalogue for the Miró exhibitions at the Sala Gaspar, Galeria Metras, and Belarte of Barcelona, 1964.

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