Lot Content

COVID-19 Important notice Read More
Joan Miró
Joan Miró
Joan Miró
10 More
Joan Miró
13 More

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.
Joan Miró

Suites pour Ubu Roi

Details
Joan Miró Suites pour Ubu Roi the complete set of 39 lithographs, including 26 in colours, 1966, on Arches paper, hors-texte, with title page and table of contents, 13 signed, 13 initialled and 13 unsigned (as issued), all numbered 45/75, published by Tériade Editeur, Paris, the full sheets, all with a deckle edge below, the colours very fresh and vibrant, in very good condition, loose (as issued), within the original green cloth-covered box with gilt lettering on the spine (portfolio) 570 x 785 mm. (overall)
Literature
Mourlot 460-498; Cramer Books 108
Special Notice

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.

Brought to you by

Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View Condition Report

Lot Essay

The grotesque play Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), written in 1896, has often been seen as a precursor to surrealism and had a strong influence on the writers and artists of the subsequent generation, including Joan Miró. Jarry's greedy and evil character King Ubu reminded the artist uncannily of the Spanish dictator José Franco. Like Picasso in his two prints Sueño Y Mentira de Franco (see lot 89), Miró uses Ubu’s story to at once ridicule the dictator and to denounce the injustices and brutalities perpetrated by the regime in his native Spain.

Miró created three large series based on the story of Ubu: Ubu roi (1966), Ubu aux Baléares (1971) and L’Enfance d’Ubu (1975); a total of one hundred lithographs, many of which contain only thinly disguised caricatures of Franco. Rather than his signature use of cheerful primary colours, Miró in this series employed an equally vibrant, but somewhat different, slightly poisonous palette, which adds to the sense of the ridiculous and grotesque.

More From Prints and Multiples

View All