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Joan Miró

The Dog Barking at the Moon, 1952

This original lithograph is hand signed in white pencil by the artist 'Joan Miro' at the lower right margin and dated next to the signature in white pencil "1952".
The work is also hand numbered in white pencil "13/80"in the lower left margin.
Finally, It is signed in the plate 'Miro' in the lower right corner of the image.
This lithograph was printed in a limited edition of 80 signed and numbered impressions in 1952 and was published by Teriade, Paris.
This lithograph was created for the Verve, no. 27/28. It was included in the publication in an unsigned edition.
However, there was also an deluxe edition of only 80 impressions taht were hand signed and numbered by Miro. Ours is one of them.
The paper bears the Arches watermark
Another print of this edition can be found in the print collection of the MOMA museum in New York.

Note: In 1926, Miro executed one his most remarkable painting Dog Barking at the Moon. Like many of the works that the artist painted in Paris, this piece registers Miró's memories of his native Catalan landscape, which remained the emotional center and source of his imagery for much of his life. In this painting, Miró painted a colorful dog and moon, and a ladder that stretches across the meandering horizon line and recedes into the sky, perhaps suggesting the dream of escape. This remarkable combination of earthiness, mysticism, and humor marks Miró's successful merging of international artistic preoccupations with an emphatically regional outlook to arrive at his distinctively personal and deeply poetic sensibility.