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Joan Miró & Josep Llorens Artigas
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Joan Miró & Josep Llorens Artigas
PERSONNAGE AU NEZ ROUGE
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 USD
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Joan Miró & Josep Llorens Artigas
PERSONNAGE AU NEZ ROUGE
Signed Miró Artigas (on the reverse)
Painted and partially glazed assembled ceramic
17 1/8 by 13 in.
43.5 by 33 cm
Executed in 1956. 
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Provenance

Galerie Maeght, Paris
Mr. & Mrs. Morton Neumann, Chicago
Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach (acquired in 2010)

Literature

José Pierre & José Corredor-Matheos, Céramiques de Miró et Artigas, Paris, 1974, no. 222, illustrated p. 96
Francesc Miralles, Llorens Artigas, Barcelona, 1992, no. 768, illustrated p. 307
Daniel Lelong & Successió Miró, Miró-Artigas, Ceramics, Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1981, Le Coudray, 2007, no. 258, illustrated p. 216

Catalogue Note

The Spanish ceramicist Josep Llorens Artigas overlapped with Miró in Barcelona and Paris as a young man, but it was not until 1944 that they began their long and productive collaboration. Their partnership was renewed in 1953 in Artigas’ ceramic workshop in the remote village of Gallifa outside Barcelona where they created their so-called terres de grand feu or firestones. The painted ceramics were signed by both artists and shown in a joint exhibition at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York in 1956. Artigas continued to work with Miró throughout the 1970s until his health required that his son Joan Gardy Artigas to take over the studio.

Confronting the fantastical and inexplicable three-dimensional forms Miró created, his biographer, Jacques Dupin, writes, “Miró was the drunken sculptor who staggered but did not fall, who pursued his tight-rope dance among malicious spirits taking form, and answering to his step. It was just a game, but a game in which all the danger lay—in this similar to the delirium of sleep, where minuscule creatures take on gigantic dimensions… And the only way we may face them is to submit them to our own personal whims or to submit to theirs: this is the rule of reciprocity of these works. Each partner is vulnerable, each awaiting that the other affirm his existence” (Jacques Dupin, Miró, Barcelona, 1993, p. 382).

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