Abstract Paintings

Joan Miro
Spanish, 1893–1983
Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier, 1963
Lithograph in colors
16 by 12 7/8 in. W/frame 28 by 24 7/8 in.

Charming and playful, Joan Miró Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener), 1963 retains a sense of childlike innocence and joy. What appear as erratic lines are, in fact, strategic scribbles, carefully placed to evoke a sense of childlike creativity. Miró places bold black lines against yellow, green, and red patches as, through abstraction, we begin to witness the transformation of these colors into curious figures. Perhaps most notable is the rich sense of crayon-like texture that Miró achieves in this print, which further contributes to its youthful feel.

Created in 1963, this work is one of a series of nine lithographs produced for the portfolio Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener). Printed by Mourlot, this work is an artist's proof annotated 'EA' (Épreuve d'Artiste) in pencil in the lower left (aside from the edition of 145). Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work was published by XXe Siècle, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró I Work Like a Gardener (Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier), 1963 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):

Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, vol. II, Maeght Editeur: Paris, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 370 on pg. 231 and detailed on pg. 223.

Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 85 on pg. 232-3.

Inventory Number: Art M354
Sam Kaner
American, 1924-1990
Oil on canvas
32 by 48 in. W/frame 33 by 49 in.

Inventory Number: Art K51
Isabella Corwin
American, B.1933
Geometric Abstraction
Oil on canvas
60 by 52 ¼ in.

Inventory Number: Art C284
Michael Young
American, 1952-1993
Site Terra Firma
Soil, sand, acrylic, resin on canvas
32 by 32 in.

Inventory Number: At Y1
Michael Gloeckner
American, 1915-1989
Oil on canvas
34 by 24 in. W/frame 38 ¾ by 28 ¾ in.

Inventory Number: Art G183
Michael Gloeckner
American, 1915-1989
Oil on canvas
20 by 20 in. W/frame 25 by 25 in.

Inventory Number: Art G156
Jacques Lagrange
French, 1917-1995
Abstract Figures
Oil / Canvas
27 ½ by 35 ½ in. W/frame 33 ½ by 41 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art L84
Edward Widmayer
American, 1923–2010
Magic Garden
Oil / Canvas
34 by 15 in. W/frame 35 by 16 in.

Inventory Number: Art W36
Daryl Hughto
American, 1943-
Acrylic on canvas
78 by 67 in. W/frame 79 by 68 in.

Inventory Number: Art H24
Richard Hennessy
American, b. 1941
Oil on canvas
72 by 60 in.

Inventory Number: Art H44