Title: Gaudi VIII
Medium: Original colour etching, aquatint, and carborundum 1979, on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil
Published by : Maeght éditeur, Paris,
Printed by: Joan Barbara, Barcelona, Spain
Condition: In very good condition.
Edition: 50 - (PA) , There were also 15 HC copies
Reference: Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. IV , Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1067 Size: Sheet: 66 x 50 cms ; Plate size: 36 x 24.5 cms
Authenticity: On the back of the piece in pencil is a signed and dated authenticity by the Miro Foundation, Barcelona.
Note: This was part of a series of 21 works which Miro made to celebrate Antoni Gaudí the Catalan architect and designer from Spain known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. It is said that Miró said: “I think of Gaudí, to whom a field of stars is born from a stone, with a chrysanthemum in the middle.” The composition and colour of the series evoke Gaudí’s creations in trencadís and seem to give materiality to those words.These were all of exceptionally bright colours and exuberant compositions. The printing by the legendary Barbarà is, as usual, clinically spotless and precise.