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Joan Miro
Joan Miro
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Joan Miro

One plate from: Serie I

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Joan Miro One plate from: Serie I etching printed with monotype colouring, 1947, on wove paper, signed and dated 'New York 17/6/47' in pencil, inscribed 'épreuve d’essai', a rare working proof printed at Atelier 17 in New York in 1947, before the edition printed in Paris in 1952-53, with wide margins, light and mount staining, backboard staining verso P. 378 x 452 mm., S. 510 x 660 mm.
Provenance
Heinrich Neuerburg (1880-1956), Cologne (L. 1344a); then by descent.
Dr. Walter Neuerburg (1912-86); his sale, Christie's, New York, 1 November 1988, lot 98 ($35,000).
Literature
cf. Dupin 75
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the edition published by Maeght in 1952-53 comprised eight variations in an edition of 13 each, and not a single edition of 13 as stated in the catalogue. This trial proof impression with unique monotype handcolouring was printed in 1947.

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Lot Essay

Joan Miró visited New York in 1947 and where he worked at Stanley William Hayter’s (1901-1988) pioneering print workshop Atelier 17, creating the plates for Série I and II (Lots 70-72). Hayter’s approach to intaglio printing was innovative and experimental. His studio, which had first been established in Paris in 1927 before relocating to New York at the outbreak of World War II, became a centre for the European and American avant-garde. It was presumably here that Miró met the American abstract painter Carl Holty (1900-1973), to whom one of the proofs is dedicated (Lot 71). The following three lots are some of only a few trial proofs printed by Miró at Atelier 17 in 1947, and reflect Hayter’s influence in their unconventional methods of inking: with a roller (lot 70), fingerprints (lot 71), and by selective wiping (lot 72). Each of the present impressions is unique. The plates returned to Paris with Miró, where they were printed by Lacourière and published by Maeght in 1952-53 in eight variations of 13 impressions each.

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