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Joan Miró

Tête et oiseau

Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Tête et oiseau

Tête et oiseau

Joan Miró

1893 - 1983

Tête et oiseau


signed Miró, numbered 2/2, and stamped with the foundry mark Scuderi Cire Perdue

bronze

height: 48.3cm., 19in.

Conceived and cast in 1971 in an edition of 3, numbered 0/2 - 2/2, plus one nominative version cast in 1973.

Dark brown patina. Very light surface dust and some minor accretions. Some very minor rubbing to the extremities of the bronze. At the back of the inherent base there are a couple very minor spots of patina loss. In the lower register of the reverse of the bonze figure, there are two nail head-sized areas of oxidation to the patina .The sculpture is in overall very good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Galerie Maeght, Paris
Waddington Galleries, London
Pace Gallery, New York
Private Collection, USA (acquired from the above in 1984)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alain Jouffroy & Joan Teixidor, Miró Sculptures, Paris, 1973, no. 187, another cast illustrated. p. 131
Daniel Lelong, Joan Miró, Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné, 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, no. 223, this cast listed p. 220; another cast illustrated in colour p. 220