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Joan Miró

Le Fantôme de l’atelier

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 400,000 USD

Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Le Fantôme de l’atelier

Le Fantôme de l’atelier

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 400,000 USD

Lot sold:

352,800

USD

Joan Miró

1893 - 1983

Le Fantôme de l’atelier


Gouache, watercolor, brush and ink, collage and pencil on paper

35 ⅜ by 24 ¾ in. (89.8 by 63 cm)

Framed: 48 ¼ by 37 ¼ in. (122.5 by 94.6 cm)

Executed in 1981.


ADOM has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Executed on the verso of a cancelled plate from J. V. Foix Quatre colors aparein el Món (D. 823). Taped to a window mount at several places along the edges of the sheet. Scattered smudges and creases throughout the sheet. All four edges of the sheet are deckled. Some media staining visible on the upper and lower edges. Artists pinholes in the upper right and lower left corner. The edges of some of the collage elements are lifting but appear stable. Some possible adhesive residue in the center of the composition between the figure's legs. The canceled print on the verso has been variously inscribed in pencil and pen in the lower register. This work is in overall good condition.


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Private Collection, Barcelona
Private Collection, Barcelona (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 26, 2008, lot 208)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Jaques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Miro Engraver 1976-1983, vol. IV, Paris, 2001, the lithograph illustrated in color p. 180