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J o an Miró : Working P ro ofs from the Studio As part of our 20th year anniversary, we are proud to present this collection of unique, hand-embellished works on paper by Joan Miró. Most of these engravings were executed in the studio of Piero Crommelynck and illustrate the important, collaborative relationship between the artist and his master printer. Piero Crommelynck was one of the most respected intaglio engravers of the 20th Century. Once named “The Prince of Printmakers,” Piero, passionately worked to master the technical complexities of printmaking and learn the essential role of the engraver. He understood that making a print is unlike drawing on paper and offers the opportunity to create entirely different effects. It requires an extensive series of techniques and the assistance of a true craftsman to achieve the desired outcome. In his studio, Miró created a series of working proofs leading up to the finished works - collaborative masterpieces combining Miró’s unique vision and Crommelynck’s ingenuity. Here you will find experiments with color that sometimes differ from the finished piece, many with extensive instructions to the printer in the artist’s hand – an intimate view of the creative process. Most of the works presented are trial proofs, working examples and definitive proofs designated bon à tirer (good to pull) that are “one-of-a-kind” impressions and thus extremely rare. Some pieces are offered individually and others, so closely related to the evolution of the work, remain together as groupings. This presentation of works by Miró is just one of many significant exhibitions of Modern Master material that Galerie Maximillian has offered since June of 1997. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery this Winter to view this collection and other new treasures. Warmest regards,

Anne Chapman Director

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Joan MirĂł (Spanish, 1893-1983) Sablier CouchĂŠ, 1938 Engraving, 5 9/16 x 3 5/16 inches Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Edition of 75

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Joan Miró Bijou et Cadre, 1938 Etching, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches Signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, Avril 1939, 2 ème état 2/2, before the edition of 3

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Joan Miró Femme et Volcan, 1938 Etching, 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches Signed, dated and annotated in pencil by the artist tirée par moi même, 3ème état 2/2 before the edition of 30

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Joan Miró Le Grillon, 1958 Two drypoints, each 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches Impression printed in black with hand-coloring by the artist and proof of the final state printed with aquatint in colors, signed, dated and annotated by the artist, Bon à tirer pour 125 éx 30/IV/58 both before the edition of 75

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Joan Miró Le Styx, 1958 Three etchings with aquatint, 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches each Proof of the black plate dated in pencil 5/6/57, unique color trial proof in green and proof of the final state signed, dated and annotated Bon à Tirer après corrections pour cent épreuves 16/7/58, with further annotations in pencil to the printer by the artist, all before the edition of 75

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Joan Miró Saint James Park au Crépuscule, 1958 Two aquatints with engraving, each 6 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches Both impressions signed, one dated and annotated in pencil 29/IV/58, Bon à Tirer après rectification pour 125 éx with extensive notations in pencil to the printer by the artist, the other annotated in pencil H.C., both before the edition of 75

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Joan Miró Les Magdaléniens, 1957-1958 Three etchings, each 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches Two impressions, one with gouache and one with hand coloring in crayons, both dated in pencil 7/6/57 and 8/6/57 and one impression with aquatint in colors, annotated, signed and dated in pencil, Bon à Tirer pour cent épreuves 16/7/58 by the artist all before the total edition of 100

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Joan Miró Feuilles éparses, 1957/1965 Etching and aquatint, 14 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches Signed, dated and annotated in pencil Bon à Tirer, avec des remarques 17/6/57, with other annotations to the printer in pencil by the artist before the edition of 50

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Joan MirĂł La Mesure du Temps, 1968 Two aquatints in colors, 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches each One impression with hand coloring and extensive annotations to the printer by the artist and one impression signed, dated and annotated in pencil, Bon Ă Tirer, 10/V/60 adoucir couleurs by the artist both before the edition of 80

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Joan Miró Le Prophète, 1958 Three etchings, each 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches One impression with hand-coloring and extensive annotations in pencil by the artist to the printer, one impression with aquatint annotated in pencil by the printer Piero Crommelynck état avant modifications Voir épreuve rehaussée par Miró, one impression of the final state, with aquatint, signed and annotated in pencil H.C. by the artist all before the edition of 75

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Joan MirĂł Les Philosophes II, 1958 Two aquatints in colors, 12 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches each One impression hand colored with pastel by the artist with extensive annotations in pencil to the printer and one impression signed, dated and annotated in pencil Bon Ă Tirer pour cent ĂŠpreuves 10/V/60 by the artist both before the edition of 75

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Joan Mirรณ Strip-Tease in Blue, 1959 Etching and aquatint in colors, 7 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches Signed and annotated in pencil H.C. by the artist Apart from the edition of 75

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Joan Mirรณ Strip-Tease, 1959 Two etchings with aquatint, 7 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches each One impression with extensive annotations to the printer in pencil by the artist, one impression signed and annotated in pencil H.C. by the artist both apart from the edition of 75

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Joan MirĂł L'oiseau dressĂŠ, 1960 Two etchings, 6 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches each A working proof of the soft ground plate, dated in pencil by the artist 28/I/59 and a proof of the final state signed and annotated in pencil HC by the artist both before the edition of 90

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Joan Miró Suite: La Bague d’Aurore, 1957 Etching, 4 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches Deluxe impression printed in black on parchment paper, hand embellished in crayon by the artist, signed and dated in black ink, Miró 1958

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Joan MirĂł Picasso I Els Reventos, 1973 Suite of five etchings with aquatint and embossing, 8 11/16 x 17 3/8 inches each. All five impressions signed and dated 29/1/73 and inscribed Bon Ă Tirer with extensive annotations in pencil or black ball point pen to the printer by the artist all before the total edition of 45

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Joan Mirรณ 20 Avril 1963 Book of poetry, deluxe edition including two woodcuts, one hand colored with gouache by the artist, each 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches Each signed and numbered in pencil IV/VII, Mirรณ

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Joan MirĂł Les GĂŠants, plate 4, 1960 Aquatint in black and gray with embossing, 23 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches Signed and annotated in pencil HC by the artist Apart from the edition of 50

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Joan MirĂł Les GĂŠants, plate 2, 1960 Aquatint in black and gray with embossing, 23 1/4 x 36 1/4 inches Signed and annotated in pencil HC by the artist Apart from the edition of 50

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Joan Mirรณ Vers la Gauche, 1968 Etching with aquatint and carborundum, 24 3/8 x 32 1/2 inches Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Edition of 75

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Joan Mirรณ Exile Noir, 1969 Etching with aquatint and carborundum, 41 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches Signed and dedicated in pencil, Pour Lydie et Robert, Cordialement, Mirรณ, apart from the edition of 50

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