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. $7500.
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.