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Image size: 13.2 x 18.9 inches (33.5 x 48 cm)
Paper size: 19.7 x 25.6 inches (50 x 65 cm)

This color lithograph is Plate VIII from "Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or," a series of 15 prints Miró published in 1971 to illustrate his poem of the same name. The illustrated book was a departure for Miro, who only occasionally worked with the written word although he enjoyed poetry and had many writer friends. Miro recorded the text in a journal in the late 1930's, later publishing it in 1945 in the magazine "Cahiers d'Art" under the heading "Jeux poétiques." The illustrated version of the poem came 26 years later.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 809, Mourlot
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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Germany
  • Pickup Location: Germany
  • Shipping Dimensions: 13.2 x 18.9 in. (33.53 x 48.01 cm.)
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