Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983)
The Prints of Joan Miró, 1947; Portfolio comprising an etching and aquatint in orange on Auvergne paper (signed, dated and numbered 79/100), 2 pochoirs in colors and 40 lithographs contained in red cloth covered portfolio ; Etching is 4 7/8" x 5 3/4" (plate); 11" x 8 1/2" (sheet); Pochoirs and lithographs are 11" x 8 1/2" (sheet, each); Printer/Publisher: Curt Valentin/Atelier 17, New York; Literature: Cramer 13; Provenance: Private Collection
Sale Price: $5,625
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Portfolio is in overall good condition. Very minor fading to binding. Labels on front and binding of book are pristine. Interior of cover has a pencil inscription at upper left corner (160-) and an affixed bookplate identifying the book from the collection of Gerard Bonnier. Very insignificant surface soiling to one flap of portfolio. The bound essay by Michel Leiris is in excellent condition. Etching/ aquatint is a very deep impression with strong colors. Pochoirs: strong colors. Lithographs all appear to be in very good condition.