Fernand Mourlot, Joan Miró et Jean Célestin,
rue Barrault en 1977 (mourlot.free.fr)
|Artist: Joan Miró
|Title: Joan Miró
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
||23.5 cm x 32 cm
|Price: $175.00 USD Now
In December 1946, Galerie Maeght is opened with Henri Matisse’s exhibition
and soon becomes the artists and poets’ meeting place. From 1946,
Bonnard, Braque, Matisse, Marchand, Rouault, Baya exhibitions are
presented in the gallery. Then, Chagall, Mirň, Calder, Bram and Geer
Van Velde, Ubac, Giacometti, Léger, Kelly, Steinberg, Palazuelo, Chillida,
Derain join the gallery’s team.
"... After the War, Miró returned to Paris, and it was here that
he would truly discover lithography. I assigned one of our best press
operators to Miró: Jean Célestin, who would become a close friend
of the painter. The understanding that they shared from the start
made for some excellent work. Miró was of a taciturn nature; Célestin
would guess what it was he wanted, only a few words were necessary,
Miró expressing briefly his idea, Célestin voicing his assent.
Keenly interested in the process, he wenton to produce several lithographs,
in black, on stone, the magnificent Album 13series (1948) and several
illustrative works for the books of his poet friendssuch as André
Breton, Benjamin Péret, René Char, Tristan Tzara, Iliazd and André
Verdet. For every exhibition he held at the gallery Maeght , he designed
a poster, and further collaborated on the review Derričre le Miroir,
for which he created some exceptional solo editions.
Towards the end of the sixties I proposed, as I had for Picasso, Chagall
andBraque, that we compile a complete lithographic catalogue; he accepted
and took direct part in the project. The first volume was published
in 1972, with a preface by Michel Leiris and containing also twelve
superb original compositions..."
During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Fernand Mourlot, printed
most of the "original" posters of the most important artists
of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original"
posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso, Chagall, Braque,
Matisse, Miró, Leger, and Dufy.