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Joan Miró 1893-1983 Spanish

Lot 149

Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or (M. 460), 1971

Lithograph on Japon Nacre Paper

ed. 7 of 50

14" x 19.5"

19" x 24.5" x 1" Framed

Signed Miró., lower right

$2,000 - $4,000

SOLD: $1,100

Plate XVI

The Museum of Modern Art Lending Service tag, verso

One of fifteen color lithographs illustrating the text Le Lézard aux Plumes d’Or, a series of the artist’s own poems. Published by Louis Broder, Paris and printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. Mourlot 460. 

In 1963, Joan Miro and his publisher Louis Broder embarked on the first edition of "Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or", a series of 18 color lithographs to accompany a poem. However, due to defects in the manufacturing of the paper that affected the colors, the edition was cancelled.