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Joan Miro - Affiche pour l’ouverture de la Fundacio Joan Miro Barcelone


Poster for the opening of the Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona

Medium: Original Lithograph, 1975, in colours, on Guarro paper, signed by the artist in pencil and dedicated to Ines and Gerald Cramer (“a Ines et Gerald Cramer, affectioneusement, Miro, 12/VI/75”) , the full sheet.

Edition: A Dedicated proof outside the signed and numbered edition of 99

Thew poster edition, with no margins and letters on flimsy paper, was made in an edition of 2000

Size: sheet: 58.5 x 50 cms

Published by: Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

Printed by: La Poligrafa, Barcelona

References:  Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume V (Catalogue Raisonne) - number 1031

Note: This is an “Avant les Lettres” poster which was made for the opening of the new Foundation on the 10th June 1975. It was signed and dedicated by Miro to Ines and Gerald Cramer 2 days later. Gerald Cramer (1916 - 1991) was a considerable figure amongst Art Dealers in the Post War Period publishing prints and illustrated books in Geneva. He dealt in all the Greatest names of the period. His son, Patrick, is the author of numerous Catalogues of especial note being those of Miro, Chagall, Braque, Max Ernst and Henry Moore. His best-known limited edition publication was Miro's "A Toute Epreuve" 1948, a suite of etchings by the artist with text by Paul Eluard, considered by connoisseurs one of the most beautiful books in 20th-century art. He was on especially good terms with Joan Miro as can be seen by this affectionate dedication.

Provenance: Patrick Cramer, Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland (The son of Gerald and Ines Cramer)