"I'M OVERWHELMED WHEN I SEE, IN AN IMMENSE SKY, THE CRESCENT OF THE MOON, OR THE SUN": MIRÓ'S OBSERVATIONS ON HIS LIFE AND ART, WITH NINE BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO COLOR LITHOGRAPHS, ONE OF ONLY 145 SIGNED BY MIRÓ
MIRÓ, Joan. Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener). Paris: XXe Siècle, 1963. Large folio (13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches), original sheets loose as issued in original wrappers, original clamshell box with Miro lithograph. $6500.
Signed limited first edition, number 96 out of only 145 copies, boldly signed by Miró on the limitation page, with a total of nine original lithographs, including one on the publisher's clamshell box.
Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier was first published in this 1963 signed limited edition; the book was republished in 1964 for the Miró Exposition sponsored by the Tate Gallery and the Arts Council of London. The text (in French) comprises a series of autobiographical sketches by the artist, recorded by Yvon Taillandier. One of 75 copies printed on grand vélin de Rives from a total edition of 145 copies. Cramer 85.
Only minor wear and soiling to original clamshell box. A fine copy of a beautiful production.