Creighton-Davis Gallery
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Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 261

Miro, Joan, Spanish 1893-1983

Estimate: $100 - $5,000

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  • Title: "Person and Bird (Galerie Maeght Exhibition,1948)",M 68, C-M 4
  • Medium:color lithograph on Maris paper,
  • signed by the artist,, a working proof on Marais paper, from a few signed examples, no general edition in this version
  • Publisher-Year:Printed by Mourlot, Paris.Published by Galerie Maeght, Paris.
  • Size: ,sheet: 25 3/4 by 19 3/4 in. ( 65 x 50 cm.) ,
  • See Provenance for Additional Information


In very good condition overall, the colors fresh. Archival matting. , Framed in accordance with accepted conservation standards, acid free mats and mounts, removable hinging.

Reference: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on the original lithographs of Miro by Mourlot, No.67; Corredor-Matheos, No. 4
Exhibition: Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, 1978, with the original exhibition label on the support sheet.
Provenance: Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Note: This highly anthropomorphic original lithograph was produced in conjunction with Miro's first one-man show at Gallerie Maeght in 1948. The work had lettering added for the general exhibition printing run (as here). The Ulrich Museum has confirmed that this is their label from the 1978 exhibition. Very rare.
Marais paper is very thin and fragile and used for proofs and tests but is not suitable for general runs.