JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)
Title: Composition III, from: Rockets | Composition III, from: Fusées, 1959
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper
Paper size: 27.5 x 37.2 cm. / 10.8 x 14.7 in.
Image size: 12.8 x 18 cm. / 5 x 7 in.
Additional Information: This original etching in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist ”Miró” at the lower right margin.
The work is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 50 at the lower left margin. There were also 15 impressions on Japan paper numbered with Roman numerals.
This etching was printed by Crommelynck & Dutrou, Paris and published by Louis Broder, Paris in 1959.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.
The collaboration between Miró and Aldo Crommelynck began in 1957, where the artist also began working with Robert Dutrou. Within two years he created what is considered the finest illustration of the celebrated French Surrealist poet, René Char’s poem Nous Avons [We Have]. The artist referred to these works as Fusées [Rockets] and they depict two compositions explored in numerous colour combinations, reflecting the shifting of time found in Char’s poem.
1. Dupin, J. (1984). Miró Engraver, Vol. I 1928-1960. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 250
2. Cramer, P. (1989). Joan Miró – The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer
Reference: Cramer Books 54
Condition: Very good condition. Sheet narrowly reduced on all sides.