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l’Oiseau Destructeur

l’Oiseau Destructeur, 1969 by Joan Miro is an original Etching, Aquatint and Carborundum on chiffon de Mandeure paper. From the signed and numbered edition of 75. Printed and Published by Maeght, Paris. Dupin 512.

Between 1948 and 1949 Joan Miro made frequent visits to Paris to work on printing lithographs, etchings, and aquatints at the Atelier Mourlot (lithographs), and at the Atelier Lacouriere (engravings). Joan Miro developed a close relationship with the printer Fernand Mourlot that resulted in the production of over one thousand different lithographic editions. Joan Miro attained an excellent technical mastery of printmaking techniques, particularly in the use of carborundum to create relief on the etching plate.

Title

l’Oiseau Destructeur

Alt. Title

The Destroyer Bird

Medium

Aquatint, Carborundum, Etching

Year

1969

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Dupin 512

Signature

Signed

Size 28.5 x 37 (in)
72.5 x 94 (cm)
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l’Oiseau Destructeur, 1969 by Joan Miro is an original Etching, Aquatint and Carborundum on chiffon de Mandeure paper. From the signed and numbered edition of 75. Printed and Published by Maeght, Paris. Dupin 512.

Between 1948 and 1949 Joan Miro made frequent visits to Paris to work on printing lithographs, etchings, and aquatints at the Atelier Mourlot (lithographs), and at the Atelier Lacouriere (engravings). Joan Miro developed a close relationship with the printer Fernand Mourlot that resulted in the production of over one thousand different lithographic editions. Joan Miro attained an excellent technical mastery of printmaking techniques, particularly in the use of carborundum to create relief on the etching plate.

Miro’s first major museum retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1941. Joan Miro received the Grand Prize for Graphic Work at the Venice Biennale in 1954, and in 1958 Joan Miro was given a Guggenheim International Award for murals for the UNESCO building in Paris. In 1956 Miro moved into the villa of his dreams, located in Palma de Majorca. The new home was built in an ultra-modern style typical for the avant-garde architecture of the fifties. In 1992 it was transformed into the Joan Miro Museum open to the public. Joan Miro died on December 25, 1983 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Joan Miro began working in the graphic print mediums thanks to friendships with the circle of poets and writers that he met in Paris by means of Andre Masson. Miro was asked to create various illustrations for their avant-garde illustrated books. The mediums of etching and lithography facilitated, to Miro’s delight, a greater distribution of his artwork, reaching a wider audience. During those years, Joan Miro created thousands of prints and over a hundred illustrated books.

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Title

l’Oiseau Destructeur

Alt. Title

The Destroyer Bird

Medium

Aquatint, Carborundum, Etching

Year

1969

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

Dupin 512

Signature

Signed

Size 28.5 x 37 (in)
72.5 x 94 (cm)
Price Price on Request