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LOT 220

1893 - 1983
Spanish

Seven plates from "L'enfance d'Ubu"
lithographs on Arches paper, 1975
0 x 0 in, 0 x 0 cm

01) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1001
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120 and on verso stamped with gallery stamp on the backing
12 1/4 x 19 in, 31.1 x 48.3 cm

02) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1005
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120 and on verso stamped with gallery stamp on the backing
12 1/4 x 19 1/4 in, 31.1 x 48.9 cm

03) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1006
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120 and on verso stamped with gallery stamp on the backing
12 1/8 x 19 1/8 in, 30.8 x 48.6 cm

04) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1008
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120
12 1/2 x 19 1/2 in, 31.8 x 49.5 cm

05) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1009
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120 and on verso stamped with gallery stamp on the backing
12 x 19 in, 30.5 x 48.3 cm

06) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1013
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120
12 1/2 x 19 1/2 in, 31.8 x 49.5 cm

07) L'enfance d'Ubu, 1019
Joan Miró
1893 - 1983
Spanish

lithograph on Arches paper
signed and editioned 19/120 and on verso stamped with gallery stamp on the backing
12 1/4 x 19 in, 31.1 x 48.3 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD

Sold for: $21,250

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PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Toronto

LITERATURE
Fernand Mourlot and Patrick Cramer, Joan Miró, Lithographs, Volume V: 1972-1975, 1992, reproduced pages 120 - 128, catalogue # 1001, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1013, and 1016


These seven works are from L’enfance d’Ubu, a narrative series of 24 color lithographs. The series is inspired by French playwright Alfred Jarry’s (1873-1907) plays Ubu Roi, Ubu Cocu, and Ubu Enchaîné; a eclectic set of tales whose themes have been connected to the rise of Dada and Surrealism in the 1920s and 1930s. The three plays are stylized burlesques in which Jarry mocks the complacency of the bourgeoisie of late 19th century Paris, France. Drawing from Shakespearean plays such as Macbeth and Hamlet, the story is told through the character Ubu as we follow along his journey from childhood to kingship. The muted hues and playful characters of the Miró’s pieces reference these lewd and childish personas found in Jarry’s plays. The character of Ubu is “notorious for his infantile engagement with the world," and Miró emulates this festive persona in these bewitching illustrations. Miró’s series contains many peculiar creatures, some four-legged and bestial with rainbow whiskers and guarded expressions, alongside others who are stout, playful and jolly.


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