Gravures Pour une Exposition (plate 3 of 4) by Joan Miro

Gravures Pour une Exposition (plate 3 of 4) by Joan Miro

Gravures Pour une Exposition (plate 3 of 4)

Joan Miro

Title

Gravures Pour une Exposition (plate 3 of 4)

 
Artist

Joan Miro

  1893 - 1983 (biography)
Year
1973  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
13 5/8 x 26 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
72/75 (plus 15 A/Ps & 5 HC) 
Annotations
editioned in pencil 
Reference
Benhoura 211; Dupin #3-608; R&G 211; Cramer books 174. 
Paper
antique-white wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Pierre Matisse, NY 
Inventory ID
18876 
Price
$6,000.00 
Description

This is plate three from a group of four prints originally issued in a portfolio titled "Engravings for an Expositition", made on the occasion of the 1973 exhibition of Miro's work at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York. Published by the Pierre Mattise Gallery it included three variations of a composition using color etching and aquatint and one color lithograph. It was printed in an edition of 75, plus 15 A/Ps and 5 HC impressions.

Miro spent time at studios of Atelier 17 in the 1930s in Paris and the 1940s and 50s in New York. In New York Miro and Hayter time spent studying the relief color printmaking techniques of William Blake in depth. These experiments, with the experiments by Krishna Reddy and Kaiko Moti led to the development of color viscosity printing, opening a whole new world to printmakers since.