SIGNED BY JOAN MIRÓ: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF SCULPTURES, FEATURING SIX SPLENDID FOLIO COLOR LITHOGRAPHS, ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
MIRO, Joan. Sculptures. (Paris): Maeght Editor, 1970. Folio (11-1/2 by 15-1/4 inches), unbound signatures; ll. 14, original portfolio pictorial paper wrappers, original blue paper board portfolio, original slipcase.
Signed limited first edition of Miro's sculpture, number 41 of 150 copies beautifully printed on Lana wove and signed by the artist, with six striking double-page color lithographs (four lithographs after Miro and two original lithographs accomplished by Miro) and 12 photographic images of Miro's sculptures.
"What is there in a picture by Miró that casts such an irresistible spell over the spectator?… It is a dreamworld transcribed by a master technician… A poetry of the unutterable, of the unreal, of germinations and beginnings, is the secret of his power" (Hazan, 187-88). This work was a production of Derrière le Miroir, a French fine art publication. Derrière le Miroir was founded in 1946 and continued publication by Galerie Maeght until 1982. For each issue, Galerie Maeght would commission a gallery artist to design and create a limited edition publication such as this one. This is issue number 186. Printed the same year as the shorter regular edition. Cramer 134.
A fine copy.