Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 472

 

472
Joan Miró
Personnages, oiseau, 1979.
Pencil and black wax chalks-Drawing
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)
Personnages, oiseau. 1979.
Pencil and black wax chalks-Drawing.
Dupin/Lelong-Mainaud 4726. Bottom right signed. Dated "2.V.79", titled and inscribed by a hand other than that of the artist on the reverse. On firm wove paper. 32.6 x 44.3 cm (12.8 x 17.4 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• Part of the same German private collection for more than 30 years.
• Phantastic dreamy composition with the characteristic interrelation between biomorphic abstraction and figuration.
• Other drawings from the 1970s can be found in acclaimed international collection like the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, and the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge (MA).
• The monumental glass mosaic "Personnages Oiseaux" (1977/78) with a very similar motif can be found on the premises of the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita/USA.
• Drawings play a key role in the artist's later period of creation: In 1978 the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, honored this body of works in a grand exhibition
.

Accompanied by a photo expertise issued by Daniel Lelong, Paris, from November 3, 1980 (in copy).

PROVENANCE: Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Private collection Baden-Württemberg (acquired from the above in the late 1980s).
Private colection Northern Germany (inherited from the above).

EXHIBITION: Joan Miró, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, January 1980, cat. no. 94 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Jacques Dupin u. Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró. Catalogue Raisonné - Drawings, vol. 6 (1978-1981), 2018, cat. no. 4726 (with illu.).




472
Joan Miró
Personnages, oiseau, 1979.
Pencil and black wax chalks-Drawing
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,600
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)