This hand-signed original artwork by Joan Miró comes from the portfolio “The lizard with the gold feathers”.
The portfolio is a series of 13 color lithographs illustrating a poem by Miró. The lithographs were printed in November 1971 at Mourlot in Paris. In addition to the edition only signed in the imprint, a Deluxe Edition was created on Japan Kochi paper, in which all graphics are signed by hand and numbered from I/X to X/X. The sheet offered here comes from this extremely rare edition.
Miró’s interest in luxurious art books is an important part of his serial work, which he used very actively. The combination of verse and image is the search for a way to communicate a narrative without words, without performing an action or conceiving a verbal dramaturgy – in short, a poetic narrative that will only live or die in its images.
The authenticity of the work is secured by naming it in the catalog of works under number 803.