Joan MIRÓ, 1893-1983 • Équinoxe, 1967 • At Galerie Michael

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Monumental in size, “Équinoxe” is Miró’s greatest and most sought after color etching with aquatint and carborundum

Color etching and aquatint with carborundum on Mandeure rag paper
Signed and numbered in pencil
From the edition of 75 on Mandeure rag paper, numbered and signed, and some H.C. copies, signed.
Published by Maeght, Paris. Printed by Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris.
Dupin 428
41 1/4 x 29 in.
915169

“Équinoxe” is, without question, Miró’s most important graphic work, and an artistic testament to the graphic medium. It is instantly recognizable, commanding a presence and audience. It has been featured on numerous publications, notably the cover of the Museum of Modern Art’s 1970 exhibition “Joan Miró. 50 recent prints.” In this masterpiece, Miró uses carborundum to add a varied texture, producing an etching that is rich in color and form.