Joan Miro - Femme
Medium: Original drawing, pencil on corrugated cardboard envelope, signed upper right “Miro”, Titled and dated verso : “13/VII/78 Femme”
Size: Paper size: 30 x 23.5 cms (11 ⅞” x 9 ¼” inches)
References: Jacques Dupin, Ariane Lelong-Mainaud: JOAN MIRÓ DRAWINGS : CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ, Vol. 4: Number 4517
Note: Miro often made his works on unusual papers and finished them in unusual ways. Most infamous were his Burnt Canvases (Toiles brûlées) which were first cut with a knife and punctured with sharp objects. Paint was applied and petrol poured on and ignited. Such works were a controversial and important part of his oeuvre. He would make paintings on wooden packing cases, still with nails sticking out. He would often make drawings with pieces torn from them as finished works. Within this context his drawings on corrugated envelope paper are less of a surprise although a very unusual and unexpected sight for those not familiar with his oeuvre generally. This is an interesting example dully documented in the Catalogue Raisoonee and in good condition.
Authentification: Besides being included and illustrated in the Catalogue Raisonne the work has a certificate from ADOM, (Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró) dated 7th October 2019.