logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
This listing has sold.

Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

item-111697343=1
item-111697343=2
Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

Lot 0096 Details

Description
Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

A 1p autograph letter in French signed by Spanish Surrealist artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) with an enormous signature as "Miró" measuring 5" x 4" alone at lower right. Dated July 26, 1971. N.p. but presumably Paris, France. On a single leaf of "Joan Miró / Son Abrines - Calamayor - Palma de Mallorca" stationery paper. Expected wear including light paper folds and slight darkening to the top edge of the sheet, else near fine. 8.125" x 11.25." Provenance: Ex-Noel Goldblatt (ca. 1926-2003) of the famous Goldblatt's Department Store, to a prominent Los Angeles, California collector.

The bold lines of the artist's surprisingly figural signature match decisive strokes in Miró's handwriting and also in the presentation of the date. These artistic elements make Miró's letter more like a drawing than your average piece of correspondence.

Miró thanked one "Monsieur Crucis" for a gift of "friandises," or "sweets."

Translated in full:

"26 VII 71.

Upon my return from Paris, and with great delay, I must thank you, Monsieur Crucis, for these sweets which so refreshed us on these days of strong heat,

Miró."

Miró was a Catalan artist who relocated to Paris in 1920 to benefit from its burgeoning artistic, literary, and intellectual scene. His first solo exhibition was arranged at the Galerie La Licorne in Paris in 1921. Miró lived in France and summered in Catalonia up until the Spanish Civil War. Paris remained a frequent destination even after Miró moved to Barcelona in the late 1940s.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

qxp

Buyer's Premium
  • 25%

Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

Estimate $600 - $700
Sep 29
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
Offers In-House Shipping
Ships fromWilton, CT, United States
Free Local Pick-UpWilton, CT, United States
University Archives

University Archives

badge TOP RATED
Wilton, CT, USA
1,989 Followers
Auction Curated By
John Reznikoff
President
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0096: Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

Sold for $1,900
19 Bids
Est. $600 - $700Starting Price $200
Autographs & Art, From Van Gogh To Hendrix
Wed, Sep 29, 2021 10:30 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 25%

Lot 0096 Details

Description
...
Joan Miró ALS with Enormous Signature

A 1p autograph letter in French signed by Spanish Surrealist artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) with an enormous signature as "Miró" measuring 5" x 4" alone at lower right. Dated July 26, 1971. N.p. but presumably Paris, France. On a single leaf of "Joan Miró / Son Abrines - Calamayor - Palma de Mallorca" stationery paper. Expected wear including light paper folds and slight darkening to the top edge of the sheet, else near fine. 8.125" x 11.25." Provenance: Ex-Noel Goldblatt (ca. 1926-2003) of the famous Goldblatt's Department Store, to a prominent Los Angeles, California collector.

The bold lines of the artist's surprisingly figural signature match decisive strokes in Miró's handwriting and also in the presentation of the date. These artistic elements make Miró's letter more like a drawing than your average piece of correspondence.

Miró thanked one "Monsieur Crucis" for a gift of "friandises," or "sweets."

Translated in full:

"26 VII 71.

Upon my return from Paris, and with great delay, I must thank you, Monsieur Crucis, for these sweets which so refreshed us on these days of strong heat,

Miró."

Miró was a Catalan artist who relocated to Paris in 1920 to benefit from its burgeoning artistic, literary, and intellectual scene. His first solo exhibition was arranged at the Galerie La Licorne in Paris in 1921. Miró lived in France and summered in Catalonia up until the Spanish Civil War. Paris remained a frequent destination even after Miró moved to Barcelona in the late 1940s.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

qxp

Contacts

University Archives
(203) 454-0111
88 Danbury Road, Suite 2A
Wilton, CT 06897
USA
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone
BACK TO TOP