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Joan Miró
MAQUETTE DE L'ARC DE LA FONDATION MAEGHT
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Joan Miró
MAQUETTE DE L'ARC DE LA FONDATION MAEGHT
Estimate
200,000300,000
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Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
MAQUETTE DE L'ARC DE LA FONDATION MAEGHT
Inscribed Miró and numbered E.A. 4/4
Bronze
Height: 16 1/2 in.
41.9 cm
Conceived in 1962 and cast in a numbered edition of 8 plus 5 artist's proofs and 1 nominative cast by the Susse Fondeur, Paris.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Paris (and sold: Christie's, New York, November 7, 2007, lot 459)
Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach

Literature

Alain Jouffroy & Joan Teixidor, Miró Sculptures, Paris, 1980, illustration of another cast p. 195
Miró in Montreal
(exhibition catalogue), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1986, illustration of another cast p. 239
Miró (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 1997, illustration of another cast p. 149
Joan Miró: Métamorphoses des formes, Collection de la Fondation Maeght (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1991, illustration of another cast p. 58
Joan Miró: In the Orbit of the Imaginary (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Andros, 2002, illustration of another cast n.p. 
Emilio Fernández Miró & Pilar Ortega Chapel, Joan Miró, Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, no. 59, illustration of another cast in color p. 73

Catalogue Note

Between 1962 and 1964, Miró focused on creating the Labyrinthe Miró at the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The monumental version of L’Arc (de triomphe, according to Aimé Maeght), for which the present work is a maquette, is cast from concrete and considered among the most impressive pieces in this sculpture garden—a synthesis of classical, Catalan and animalistic features that characterize the artist's unique brand of Surrealism (see fig. 1). The opening of the Fondation Maeght in 1964 saw the establishment of the first institution dedicated to contemporary art in France.

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