1965 Lithograph Joan Miro Art Atelier Mourlot Abstract Composition Modern Color
This is an original 1965 color lithograph of a work by artist Joan Miró.
This 50+ year old Item is rated Near Mint +. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the artist's name and title of work is printed on the verso.
- Product Type: Original Lithograph; Color
- Grade: Near Mint +
- Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 10 inches; 19 x 25 cm
- Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
- Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Period Paper has acquired an rare collection of original lithographs by L'Atelier Mourlot from 1965. This collection was limited to 1000 copies, unnumbered, on Velin d'Arches. Extraordinary in their production, color saturation, and subject matter, this collection includes some of the most important modern masters works of the era. This collection was curated by the Redfern Gallery in London in collaboration with Mourlot, in 1965. The Redfern Gallery is one of London's longest established commercial galleries and was founded in 1923. The comments made by the gallery of this collection in 1965 included how indebted they were to Fernand Mourlot who made the selection of these lithographs, and produced them for this exhibit, and 'gave so much thought and energy to the details of the preparation.' Also quoted about this collection, in 1965 by Dillon Ripley, of the Smithsonian Institution, 'The unfailing quality of his (Fernand Mourlot) work has commanded the respect of Museums, collectors, and most of all, the artists themselves. Every product of his workshop bears the mark of Mourlot's discipline and craft and can truly be called the ideal collaboration between artist and artisan.'
This piece was illustrated by Miro, Joan. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Joan Miro (1893-1983) is a Spanish Catalan artist known for his exuberant and child-like art. Although his work is difficult to place within a particular artistic movement of the time, it is most often associated with Surrealism and Dadaism. His experimental style and pride in his Catalan heritage were huge influences, and although the Spanish Civil War and World War II were two major upheavals over the course of his career, he succeeded in guiding his work away from political state for many years until The Reaper, a politically charged mural that was on display in the Spanish Republican Pavilion during 1937 Paris Exhibition.