We have recently acquired the charming 1978 original lithograph by Joan Miro, entitled Joan Miro, Paintings. This seldom seen graphic is a fine example of Miro’s late style. Here, we see bold primary colors, vivid lush swatches of black ink, and a mysterious creature peeking out from the heavens. This fascinating and enigmatic lithograph was fully recorded in the catalogue raisonne and showcased in a museum exhibition. Published on wide margin paper, it was hand signed and inscribed HC, indicating that it was reserved for the publishers. It is seldom seen on the private market, and this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine, museum quality example of Miro’s late work.
Miro’s Critically Acclaimed Late Works
Miro’s late work was recently highlighted by the Seattle Art Museum, in their 2014 exhibition Joan Miro: The Experience of Seeing. It showcased works created between 1963-81 when the artist was in his 70s and 80s. According to the curator, Chiyo Ishikawa, the woks “testify to the artist’s ingenuity and inventiveness to the end of his life”.