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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 596

Miro "Le Delire du Couturier" Lithograph 1969

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Joan Miro (Spanish (Catalan), 1893-1983). Color lithograph on paper titled "Le delire du couturier - bleu, rouge, vert (Fashion Frenzy - Blue, Red, Green)" depicting abstracted shapes in white against a three-toned gradient background, 1969. Pencil signed along the lower right; numbered 7/30 along the lower left.

Spanish artist Joan Miro was one of modern art's pioneers. His search for non-objectivity led him to Fauvism, Surrealism, and Cubism, as he refused to restrict his work to one style or medium. Miro geared all of his work toward breaking with the traditional, whether in his paintings, ceramic pieces, bronze sculptures, or prints. One hallmark of Miro's paintings is the mixing of precisely rendered imaginary objects along with commonplace objects. His prints were, like his paintings, experiments in breaking the conventions of art. While many of his works had a common theme, Miro refused to limit himself in his representation of images. Rather than creating art that totally abstracted reality, Miro pointed the way toward non-representational works. Many artists can trace their inspiration back to Joan Miro paintings.

Sight; height: 47 in x width: 31 1/2 in. Framed; height: 57 1/4 in x width: 41 1/2 in.

Condition

The item is in good condition with no major creases, tears, or visible restoration under UV light. The paper is lightly toned as shown in the listing image. Along the margins, there are several light creases, most noticeably to the center of the left margin. Along the margins, there is a network of minute paint accretions, which does not affect the overall piece. To the lower right corner, there is a minor tear. Along the upper margin, there is an undulation to the paper. The color is bold and bright. Framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame. Very light wear to the frame. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.

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