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Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
LOT ID: 78446
La Captive, 1969

Etching / Engraving, Aquatint, Carborundum
37.5 х 28 in. (95.25 x 71.12 cm.)
Signed, lower right and editioned 'HC' lower left in pencil on recto.
Print/Casting Year 1969
Edition HC aside from the ed. of 75
Foundry/Publisher Maeght, pub.
Lot description
One of the twentieth century's most prolific and recognized Modern artists, Joan Miró (1893–1983) created pictorial spaces that combined imaginative and cosmic elements. Miró employed a characteristic style described as flowing and calligraphic. In his compositions, he created worlds of abstract, amorphous forms that resemble shorthand signs and symbols. Along with André Masson, Miró was one of the first artists to engage in automatism within the realm of painting. It was this technique that pushed Surrealism into its own as an independent art movement. Miró's artwork has been displayed in museums and galleries worldwide, gaining international fame and earning great success at auction. Some of the artist's most recent and notably exhibitions include solo shows at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2012); Tate Modern, London, England (2011); and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2010).

Selected Public Collections:
The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Tate Modern (London, UK)
La Captive by Joan Miró
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  • Joan Miró

    La captive
    prints and multiples, etching / engraving, aquatint
    (H 36.5, W 27.5) in.
    (92.7 x 69.8) cm.
    Ed. H.C. aside from ed. 75
    Sold for: US$10,350
    Friday, November 16, 2012
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 74908
  • Joan Miró

    La captive
    prints and multiples, etching / engraving, aquatint, carborundum
    (H 37, W 28.2) in.
    (94.0 x 71.8) cm.
    Ed. H.C. aside from ed. 75
    Sold for: US$11,500
    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    artnet Auctions
    Lot 72620
  • Joan Miró

    Le captive
    color etching and aquatint w/carborundum
    (H 37.3, W 28.3) in.
    (94.7 x 71.9) cm.
    Ed. HC aside from ed.75
    Sold for: US$13,750
    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Sotheby's New York
    Lot 00117
  • Joan Miró

    La captive
    color etching, aquatint and carborundum
    (H 37.0, W 28.5) in.
    (94 x 72.5) cm.
    Ed. HC
    Sold for: US$14,610
    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Stockholms Auktionsverk
    Lot 00250
  • Joan Miró

    Le captive
    etching, aquatint and carborundum
    (H 37.2, W 28.5) in.
    (94.5 x 72.5) cm.
    Ed. HC
    Sold for: US$9,611
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008
    Uppsala Auktionskammare
    Lot 01778
  • Joan Miró

    La Captive
    color aquatint, etching and carborundum
    (H 28.9, W 22.4) in.
    (73.5 x 57) cm.
    Ed. 7/50
    Sold for: US$18,000
    Thursday, March 6, 2008
    Swann Galleries
    Lot 00075
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