• The Art of the Surreal Evening auction at Christies

    Sale 7903

    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    Joan Miró (1893-1983) and Josep Llorens Artigas (1892-1980)

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    Joan Miró (1893-1983) and Josep Llorens Artigas (1892-1980)
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    signed 'Miró - Artigas' (on the base)
    enamelled ceramic
    15¾ x 23¼ x 8¼ in. (40 x 59 x 21 cm.)
    Executed in 1956


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    Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris.
    Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris.
    Private collection, Spain.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional literature reference for this work:

    J. Punyet Miró & J. Gardy Artigas, Joan Miró, Josep Llorens Artigas, Ceramics. Catalogue raisonné, 1941-1981, Paris, 2007, no. 288 (illustrated p. 243).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION


    Literature

    M. Gasser, Miró-Artigas, Zurich, 1963, p. 42.
    J. Pierre & J. Corredor-Matheos, Céramiques de Miró et Artigas, Paris, 1973, no. 263, p. 224 (illustrated p. 66).
    F. Miralles, Llorens Artigas, Barcelona, 1992, no. 609, p. 268.
    J. Punyet Miró & J. Gardy Artigas, Joan Miró, Josep Llorens Artigas, Ceramics. Catalogue raisonné, 1941-1981, Paris, 2007, no. 288 (illustrated p. 243).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Maeght, Miró-Artigas. Terres de Grand Feu, June - August 1956, no. 24.
    Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró, August - October 1966, no. 145 (illustrated p. 160); this exhibition later travelled to Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, October - November 1966.