• Impressionist & Modern Art Day auction at Christies

    Sale 12071

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1220

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Femme échevelée

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    Joan Miró (1893-1983)
    Femme échevelée
    signed and numbered ‘Miró No2’ (on the left leg); stamped with foundry mark ‘CLEMENTI FONDEUR’ (on the right leg)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 26 ½ in. (67.4 cm.)
    Length: 27 ¾ in. (70.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1969; this bronze version cast in 1970-1973


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    Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris.
    Waddington Galleries, Ltd., London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, July 1981.


    Literature

    R. Penrose, Creación en el espacio de Joan Miró, New York, 1966, pp. III and XXXVII (another version illustrated).
    A. Jouffroy and J. Teixidor, Miró, Sculptures, Paris, 1973, p. 99, no. 132 (another cast illustrated, p. 98).
    L. Coyle and W. Jeffett, The Shape of Color, Joan Miró's Painted Sculpture, exh. cat., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., p. 25 (another version illustrated).
    E.F. Miró and P.O. Chapel, Joan Miró, Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné, 1928-1982, Paris, 2006, p. 155, no. 147 (another cast and painted version illustrated in color; another version illustrated, p. 20).