Holiday Sale 2022

Joan Miró, Le Rebelle (The Rebel), 1967

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Rebelle (The Rebel), 1967
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum on Mandeure Paper
Image:36 3/4 in x 25 1/2 in (93.3 cm x 64.8 cm)
Sheet:41 1/8 in x 29 1/4 in (104.5 cm x 74.3 cm)
Framed:46 7/16 in x 34 7/16 in (117.9 cm x 87.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7541

Historical Description

Joan Miró Le Rebelle (The Rebel), 1967 portrays A quizzical figure stands straight in the center. The focal point of the large head is a wide red eye which stares piercingly ahead. Slightly below the eye are two soft circles of blue and pink color which look like blush covered cheeks. Similarly textured fuzzy circles of color appear across the composition in yellow, gold, brown and green. The stark black body of the figure is etched deep and dark, showing the technical aspects of the engraving medium. Beautiful texture appears around the neck of the figure and also on the head, adding to the technical and aesthetic appeal of the work. Though working in the abstract, Miró had the uncanny talent to turn his shapes into figure with feelings, thoughts, and personalities of their own. This animation of the etching and aquatint is what makes Le Rebelle so special and compelling.

Created in 1967, this color etching and aquatint with carborundum on Mandeure paper is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin; numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin. Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris and printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Le Rebelle (The Rebel), 1967 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol. II, 1961-1973. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 439.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Le Rebelle (The Rebel), 1967 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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