after Joan Miro - Le Moulin a Cafe
Etching and aquatint in colours, 1954, on BFK Rives paper, signed by the artist in pencil, with Publishers blindstamp, with wide margins
Reference: Miro, Foundation Maeght, foreword by Jacques Dupin, Saint Paul de Vence, 1968. Reference: Maeght 1701
Note 1: For the painting prototype see: Dupin: Joan Miró: Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings, Vol I: 1908-1930, Successió Miró: Paris, 1999. The original painting, "Le Moulin a Café" of 1918 is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 56 on pg 50.
Note 2: With this early composition Miro focusses the viewers attention through the manipulation of form and limited use of colour. Miro infuses the work with a sense of agitation and movement. Pivotal in the use of collage this work has an inventive modulation and abstraction of each element the is highlighted by the inclusion of the boldly printed advertisement which reads “The very best collection of souvenir postcards of New York City, 30 for 25, The Novelty Shop”
Published by: Maeght Editeur, Paris
Printed by: Visat, Paris (this name is engraved in the plate)
Size: 700 x 940 mms (Paper size) ; 535 x 680 mms (image size)