"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.
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.