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Femme Et Oiseaux by JOAN MIRO

JOAN MIRO

(SPANISH, 1893 - 1983)

Femme Et Oiseaux , 1940

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Materials:

gouache and oil wash on paper

Measurements:

14.96 in. (38.00 cm.) (height) by 18.11 in. (46.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed Miró (lower left); signed Joan Miró, titled and dated Varengeville s/mer 13/IV/1940 on the reverse

Exhibited:

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery,. Joan Miró , 1945, no. 7. London, Tate Gallery & Zurich, Kunsthaus, Joan Miró , 1964, no. 170 New York, Acquavella Galleries, Joan Miró , 1972, no. 40, illustrated in colour in the catalogue Zurich, Kunsthaus & Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, Joan Miró , 1986-87, no. 124, illustrated in colour in the catalogue . New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Joan Miró: A Retrospective , 1987, no. 107, illustrated in colour in the catalogue Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró & New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Joan Miró. Campo de estrellas , 1993-94, no. 67 (in Madrid); no. 179 (in Barcelona); no. 163 (in New York), illustrated in colour in the catalogue . Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Ornament und Abstraktion , 2001, no. 126 . Basel, Fondation Beyeler & Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Calder, Miró , 2004-05, no. 123, illustrated in colour in the catalogue . London, Tate Modern; Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró & Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape , 2011-12, no. 98, illustrated in colour in the catalogue . New York, Acquavella Galleries, Miró: Constellations , 2017

Literature:

Clement Greenberg,. Joan Miró , New York, 1948, pl. LXII, illustrated p. 101. André Breton, Constellations by Joan Miró , New York, 1959, no. 8, illustrated in colour Jacques Dupin, Joan Miró: Life and Work , New York, 1962, no. 545, illustrated p. 542 . Joan Teixidor, 'Constellations', in Gualtieri di San Lazzaro (ed.), Homage to Joan Miró, Special issue of XXe siècle Review , New York, 1972, mentioned p. 41 . Marc Rolnik, Miró's Constellations: The Facsimile Edition of 1959 , Purchase, New York, 1983, no. 8, listed . Os Mirós de Miró (exhibition catalogue), Fundaçao de Serralves, Porto, 1990, illustrated p. 170 Jacques Dupin & Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró. Catalogue raisonné. Paintings , Paris, 2000, vol. II, no. 635, illustrated p. 238

Provenance:

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. Mr & Mrs Lee Ault, New York (acquired from the above in 1946) Mrs Hildegard Ault Helm (Mrs Rolf Tjeder), East Hampton (acquired from the above by 1958) . Mr & Mrs Jan Mitchell, New York (acquired by 1964) Mr & Mrs Michael Helm (sold: Sotheby's, New York, 22nd October 1980, lot 83) Joseph Wolpe Fine Arts, South Africa (purchased at the above sale) . Gillian M. Menter, Illinois (sold: Sotheby's, London, 26th June 1984, lot 47) Private Collection, Europe (purchased at the above sale) Thomas Ammann Fine Arts, Zurich Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987

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