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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 598

Miro "Prise a l'Hamecon" Etching 1969

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Joan Miro (Spanish (Catalan), 1893-1983). Etching and aquatint with carborundum on paper titled "Prise a L'hamecon (Caught on the Fish Hook)," depicting abstract shapes of black, red, green, yellow, and blue, 1969. Pencil signed along the lower right; numbered 42/75 along the lower left.

Literature: Dupin, 515.

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.

Unframed; height: 42 in x width: 26 1/4 in. Framed; height: 51 1/2 in x width: 36 in.


The print is in good condition with no visible tears, rips, or restoration under UV light. The paper appears to be floating on the matte. There is an area with light creases to the upper right quadrant. As shown in the listing image, there is an area, where the paper is discolored to light brown, along the center black ink, most likely original. Framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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