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    Sale 11794

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 263

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Musique du crépuscule III

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    Joan Miró (1893-1983)
    Musique du crépuscule III
    signed 'Miró' and illegibly signed again (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'Miró 31/XII/65 MUSIQUE DU CRÉPUSCULE III' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    8 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (22 x 27 cm.)
    Painted in December 1965

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    ‘Miró was synonymous with freedom – something more aerial, more liberated, lighter than anything I had seen before. In one sense he possessed absolute perfection. Miró could not put a dot on a sheet of paper without hitting square on the target. He was so truly a painter that it was enough for him to drop three spots of colour on the canvas, and it would come to life – it would be a painting.’ (A. Giacometti, quoted in P. Schneider, ‘Miró’, Horizon, no. 4, March 1959, pp. 70-81).

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    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
    Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (no. 2124).
    Private collection, by whom acquired from the above in the 1980s, and thence by descent.

    Pre-Lot Text



    J.J. Sweeney, Joan Miró, Barcelona, 1970, pl. 151 (illustrated).
    M. Tapié, Joan Miró, Milan, 1970, no. 98, p. 22 (illustrated pl. 98).
    J. Dupin & A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné. Paintings, vol. IV, 1959-1968, Paris, 2002, no. 1217, p. 169 (illustrated).


    Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, L’Art vivant 1965-1968, April - June 1968, no. 86 (illustrated).
    Barcelona, Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu, Miró, November 1968 - January 1969, no. 92.