The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Jacques Dupin.
Miguel Samaranch, Spain (a gift from the artist) Thence by descent to the present owner
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Museu de Sant Cugat, Escola Catalana de Tapís: El tapís contemporani català, 2009, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Executed in the 1960s, at a time when Barcelona and the surrounding area became an important centre for the production of textiles, the present work was commissioned by Miguel Samaranch, a successful business man and patron of the arts, who founded Escola Catalana de Tapís. Samaranch chose to collaborate with his fellow Catalan friend, Joan Miró to execute a series of unique tapestries. This work forms part of this extraordinary commission and is further evidence of Miró's celebrated exploration of, and experimentation with, atypical mediums.