Sale: 415 / Modern Art, June 06. 2014 in Munich Lot 221

 
221
Joan Miró
La Bague d`Aurore, 1957.
Chalks
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,600
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
La Bague d`Aurore. 1957.
Color Chalks over aquatint.
Dupin 123. Signed and numbered. Copy IV/XII from the separate edition from the black plate worked over with color chalk. On creme wove paper. 14 x 11,5 cm (5,5 x 4,5 in). Sheet: 38 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in).
Printed by Robert Dutrou and Atelier A. Crommelynck, Paris. [JS].
One of just 12 copies that Miró colored by hand. Of unique character.

PROVENANCE: Private collection.

An edition of "La Bague d`Aurore" by the French writer René Crevel, illustrated by Joan Miró, was published by Louis Broder in Paris in1957. René Crevel was part of a circle of surrealists around André Breton and Louis Aragon, he committed suicide in 1935 at the early age of 34. The book edition is accompanied by a suite of 23 sheets by graphic works by Joan Miró, among them the six prints of the book edition, however, each with broad margin and signed and numbered by the artist. Next to the 89 copies of the suite, an exquisite de-luxe edition of just 12 copies was also made. It no longer combines the etching's black lines with an aquatint in colors, but with coloring in chalk by Miró's hand, thus blending etching and unique piece in one composition.

221
Joan Miró
La Bague d`Aurore, 1957.
Chalks
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,600
Sold:
€ 5,500 / $ 6.600

(incl. 25% surcharge)