Lot 7185: Joan Miro VINTAGE STONE LITHOGRAPH 1956-1978 Deluxe French Art Periodical Derriere Le Miroir Plates Assassination Of Painting
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: This lot comprises the original stone lithograph by Joan Miro shown in the corresponding images.
This plate was executed by Mourlot for Derriere le Miroir (DLM), a deluxe French periodical published between 1946 and 1982 that featured original lithographs and other fine prints by artists exhibited by the Maeght Gallery, including Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Vassily Kandinsky, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, and Antoni Tapies.
The two-sided double-page plate measures approx 22" x 15". The stark black and white painting contrasts large, thick brushstrokes with thinner lines, presumably where Miro allowed the paint to drip off the end of his brush fluidly, creating a calculated unevenness to the brushstrokes.
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Joan Miro (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miro expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
Condition / Notes: This plate is bright and well-preserved.
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