Putaine. 1953. Brush and India ink and color wax chalk. Dupin/ Lelong-Mainaud 1485. Signed in lower right. On wove paper. 32.7 x 50.2 cm (12.8 x 19.7 in), size of sheet. [SM].
• Miró finds an inexhaustible source of inspiration in poetry. • Drawing for Alfred Jarry's satirical piece "Ubu roi", which Miró examined several times in his work, in his typical, supposedly naive imagery . - The monster Ubu is characterized by its grotesque and vulgar language, which is incorporated into the composition as a graphic element. - From the collection of E. Tériade, art critic and publisher of artist books .
With a photo expertise issued by the Association pour la défense de l'˝uvre de Joan Miró (ADOM), Paris, dated March 7, 2003 (in copy).
PROVENANCE: Tériade, Paris. J & P Fine Art, Zürich. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.