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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joan Miró
FIGURES DEVANT LA LUNE
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314

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joan Miró
FIGURES DEVANT LA LUNE
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
FIGURES DEVANT LA LUNE
signed Miró (lower right); signed Joan Miró, dated X Barcelone, 18-12-1942 and titled on the reverse
pastel, gouache, wash, brush and ink and pencil on paper
64.5 by 48.5cm., 25 1/4 by 19 1/8 in.
Executed in Barcelona on 18th December 1942.
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Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Galleria Narciso, Turin
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Joan Miró, 1985, no. 81, illustrated in the catalogue
Cherasco, Palazzo Salmatoris, Chagall, MiróMagritte: La Poesia del Sogno, 2005, n.n.

Literature

Jacques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné, Drawings 1938-59, Paris, 2010, vol. II, no. 1038, illustrated in colour p. 127

Catalogue Note

'For me a form is never something abstract, it is always a sign of something. It is always a man, a bird, or something else. For me painting is never form for form’s sake' (quoted in M. Rowell, Joan Miró, Selected Writings and Interviews, Boston, 1986, p. 207)

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