PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR
Gallery Palaires, Palma de Mallorca
Acquired from the above in 1999
F. Basile, Joan Miró, Bologna, 1997, p. 229, illustration of another cast in color
Jacques Dupin, Miró, Paris, 2004, no. 401, illustration of another cast p. 374
Emilio Fernádez Miró & Pilar Ortega Chapel, Joan Miró, Sculptures : Catalogue raisonné, 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, no. 137, p. 146, illustration of another cast in color
Jacques Dupin explained Miró's approach to creating these sculptures: "These works began with Miró slipping out of his studio, unseen, only to return with an impromptu harvest of objects ─ his bounty ─ without value or use, but susceptible, in his view, of combinations and surprising metamorphoses. all of these objects had been abandoned, thrown away or forgotten by nature and man alike, and Miró recognized them as his own.... For Miró, all paths were strewn with such marvelous nothings, all of life's refuse remained alive." (Jacques Dupin, op. cit., p. 374).
Miro cast this sculpture in bronze at the Susse foundry in Paris in an edition of six. According to the catalogue raisonné, other casts of this work belong to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles and Beverly Wilshire Properties, Los Angeles.
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