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Joan Miro - La Sorciere


Original etching, aquatint, and carborundum, in colours, 1969, on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil

Published by : Maeght éditeur, Paris,

Printed by: Morsang, Paris

Edition: 75 - Besides the editioned works there were also some signed and numbered HC copies

Condition: Overall very good condition. The full sheet with deckled edges. Minor toning to the sheet, primarily throughout the outer margin edges. Framed floating and mounted to the back mat. With bright fresh colours,


1) Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. II , Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 519

2) Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Miró - l'œuvre graphique, Paris, 1974. Listed in this catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 165 on pg. 48
Size: Sheet: 42 ½” x 27 3/4 in. (105.5 x 70.5 cm.),  

Framed under Plexiglas: 62" H x 46.25" W x 4" D - 118 x 159 cms

Provenance: Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Note: This was part of a series of large colourful etchings which Miro made in the later 1960’s. Many collectors consider these as amongst his finest graphic works.Miró's La Sorcière is a monumental piece whose abstract, forms work in combination with splashes of green and red; each element coexists in perfect harmony, echoing a geometric, surrealist composition that leaves us both bewildered and amazed. The whimsical, central figure appears as if raising its arms, perhaps summonsing supernatural powers. Around this sorcerer, a stream of green, reminiscent of smoke, slithers up, perhaps the magic powers at hand. This is a Miró to be viewed in person, as its surface and textural quality cannot be duly translated through digital photography

Category Joan Miro